Whilst drawing today, I was thinking of what amazing characters I was drawing recently (conceited, I know, but just follow it), and what horrible designs I had for others I had drawn earlier. And I am drawing all these characters with certain rules, so I can only have a certain amount. So I got to thinking….”I should get rid of those other characters I don’t like.”
Then, I realized that I have the power of God.
Or a God. I’m a deity of my many worlds, and I can create characters and storylines and personalities on a whim, but I can also destroy and delete the ones I am dissatisfied with, but are probably still good anyways. True, I could have gotten rid of them and not cared—they are just imaginary. But after I had instilled emotion and tragedy in these characters, it’s disstasteful to just scribble them out.
So I compromised: I edited characters I didn’t like to my current standards, and am now happy. But that epiphany I had made me think about what to do next time I pick up a pencil and paper.