since it's new year's eve
I thought I’d take a look at where I am, and where I might be going. The following is a list of projects that I mentioned I wanted to get done at some point:
- Finish an illustration for the ìtop secretî book dummy Iím currently working on and send it to 14 different publishers.
- Paint the sketch of Santa that Iíve started.
- Paint the sketch of Franken Berry that Iíve started.
- Start typing the graphic novel Iíve written.
- Oh, and finish that ìGourdsî illustration that is sitting, sketched, in my pad.
First off, I should probably concede that I just won’t get to the “Gourds” illustration.
As far as sending out my book dummy manuscript, that hasn’t been done yet, but it will be. I’ll need to purchase and tab the 2007 Children’s Writer’s and Illustrator’s Market. I thought I’d won a copy in a contest, so I’ve been holding off purchasing it. It seems to be not forthcoming, however, so I’m sure it will arrive after I return from the bookstore. Once I figure out who I’m going to send it to, out it goes. All fourteen of ‘em.
Next major project—Write the script for my Persephone graphic novel. The whole story is written, event by event, on index cards, and I have a drawing pad filled with sketches of the characters. What have I been waiting for? Well, paying jobs take precedence, and December is spent making Christmas as magical as I can for my nieces.
January tends to be a relatively quiet month, and with a particularly large job that came in, I’ll be able to divide my time between an honest day of paying work, and evenings devoted to getting my own stories published. Or, at least, getting noticed by children’s book publishers so I can work on illustrating books instead of single illustrations for articles.