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.
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.
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!