If anyone’s wondering, this is exactly how my freelance writing goes now, except with more swears and somehow less accurate research.
Also, WOOOOOOOO! It’s the last old comic! This means that I can start posting our new stuff! I’m guessing something new should be up in the next few days, continuing at a rate of about one new comic per week, more or less.
The thing about writing is that it requires a lot of research sometimes, when you’re not writing stories about dragons or space rapists at least. It’s a pain, because you rarely have time to fool around in the library for a while and actually learn what you’re writing about. So freelance writing/nonfiction writing in general, at least in my small, tiny experience, usually boils down to a lot of Internet research and crossed fingers.