Children’s Book Progress – January 19, 2018

January 19, 2018

More pages done this week. Here’s one of them:

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I am currently over halfway done with the book. I think I have eleven pages left to complete, with four of them needing the rough sketches done. I’m hoping I can get those completed this weekend, but I recall that there was a reason I stopped doing the thumbnail sketches with these last four pages undone. It was probably fear — if I had finished the pages, then I would have had to get to inking and coloring. But now that I’ve been doing just that and have over half the book completed, I hope that I can push through to the finish. I’m excited to get started on my next kids’ book too.

Comics? Ummm, you mean like getting back to Weblinks and Rockin’ Life? Those other projects I’ve started and worked on sporadically.  Um, you mean like working on those too? Okay, yes, I hope I can do that too. I thought I might try rotating my morning time between these three things: kids’ books, Weblinks, and Rockin’ Life — when I finish with this book. I don’t know how my child artist self will handle that (probably happily — she’s already been struggling with focusing on this one project, but  COLORING ! That’s always good for her). So yes, I figure by mid-February, I’ll be done with this project and seeing what hack I can do that that I can keep this up with consistency.

Stay tuned this weekend for some paintings!

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Progress – January 8, 2018

January 8, 2018

Well, we survived the first week of 2018. Personally (and honestly), I’m ready to throw this year back into the river and hope we catch a better one.

Yet, I trust that there is balance in all things, so I know some good will come for the sh’tuff I had to deal with last week.

It felt really hard to get back in my groove. The dust irritation which gave me a cold left me hardly able to do any audio editing because I knew I wasn’t hearing everything correctly. I also forced myself to admit to myself (yes, some of my self talk goes just like that) that I needed to get some sleep and that pushing myself, especially when I wasn’t feeling 100%, was really not healthy physically or mentally. So, I let myself sleep in for a couple days. Yep, that threw off my morning groove. As a result, I didn’t get much audio work or illustration work done. Oh well, healing is important too.

I also had my quarterly publishing business meeting with myself. I write out what I’ve done in the last quarter and what I want to get done in the next quarter so that I can build a picture of where I’m at and where I want to go. Generally I leave these “meetings” feeling optimistic. This time, I just felt overwhelmed. Not because I have so much to do (which I do — I’m not trying to close any gap — I have a lot of projects I want to do and the Universe keeps serving me up with new ones, which I’m glad for because I love starting new stories), but because… well, I’m not really sure. I had hoped writing out the sentence would clue me in, but I still don’t know.

WARNING: authenticity ahead! Tread carefully. The waters will get murky.

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Children’s Book Progress – January 4, 2018

January 5, 2018

Here’s another page from the children’s book I’m working on.

I am nearly done with page 14 – which means I’m close to the halfway point.

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