Monthly Archives: September 2013
Picture Book Update
Well, next month my picture book is coming out and have I been learning a lot about self-publishing lately. I must say there’s more then I ever knew (or expected) to it. It’s been quite a learning experience, including having to redo my art a couple times.
Can anyone tell me why computers decide to randomly loose things?
Yeah, I know it might just be me, but i have to tell you that sometimes I think my computer’s hiding stuff on me.
Anyway. It’s all coming together amid writing, fixing, and twiddling my thumbs while I wait for proofs somehow it’s all getting done.
When Self-Publishing Gets You Down
Well, self publishing my picture book – which comes out later this month (Yay!) – has been an exercise in patience and has stretched my knowledge to the max. I’ll admit there were a couple times I wanted to pull my hair out, but in the end it’s been worth it.
Yes I’m still surprised I feel that way. But then it all comes back to how crazy I am about books. And that makes perfect sense.
So what do you do when you feel down about your writing or illustrating?
Watch this cute song by Sue Fliess — seriously it made my day that much better. (Thanks Sue!)
Then take a moment and watch Nathalie Lussier’s video on feeling like you should give up.
Feeling better? I hoped you would. That’s one of the best parts about the internet all of us who are in the same boat can connect — an knowing there are people working through the same things I am makes me feel a ton better.
By the way. I misspelled illustrating as luustrating and spell check wants to know if I meant strangulating — creepy how a program can guess how you feel when your computer keeps hanging up.
What helps most when you feel like quitting?
Picture from flickr by mintyfresh.
Sketch – Lieutenant Gret
Hi, everyone! Don’t have much more time then for a brief sketch. And the picture that inspired the brave, Lieutenant Gret. With a wave of his super feather finger he moves armies to do his bidding. (you simply must read that in an impressive voice)
He’s based on this cool picture I found of an egret – hence his highly imaginative name I might add!
If you like fun, cute animal images (with no snakes or spiders EVAH) look at or follow my Animals – Cute Pinterest Board!