Monday, November 28, 2016

A Novemeber Check in with some useful information

I am in between useful posts, but didn't want to neglect this blog any longer.  I guess it is all part of getting a book published, this wait and see period.

I have not been idle.  I am still writing.  Still receiving rejections and replies from agents.  I check in with my publisher and answer questions or ask them.  I haven't heard from my illustrator directly lately, but that isn't a bad thing. I am sure she is busy making magic.

I have been doing research on things like School Visits, Skype Visits and other author visits that will help EGG along once it is out in print.

I am currently doing a On-Line Course with an amazing individual, Arree Chung
Who decided after some prodding from friends and other Creative's that it was time to give back and make some of "Publishing a Picture Book" lessons available.

It's a 12 week program, and currently in week 8 and very much enjoying his course work and insights.  For anyone wanting to hone their Picture Book writing/illustrating skills, this is a program I recommend.

You do crazy and useful things like get your post it note skills refreshed.

Actually, taking this class gave me the push to make a dummy for one of my stories.  This one is called Sketch.

Also I was inspired by my newish computer and it's painting program so I tackled painting our family holiday card this year.  And, I gotta say.  I am thrilled with how it came out.

It all started with a photograph I took two years ago at the beach near Seabrook, WA.  I liked the feel of it, but wanted it to be more holiday seasony. So I got to painting adding in the sky and the color and tree.  I am feeling pretty good about being creative on a new stage, all thanks to Arree and his support.

I think that is all for now.  Hopefully I will have more interviews for you soon.  I would am planning on having Arree Chung doing one on "Angels in the Creative World". As well as continue interviews from my critique group.

Until then, Enjoy the Holiday Season! 

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