Sunday, March 25, 2007
Another Book Dummy Page
My book is coming along very nicely! As you can see from comparing the last few pages to this one, I changed the character design a bit. Of course I had to go back, erase the faces off all the previous pages and redraw those as well-which was kind of a struggle since I had gone over them with a B3 dark pencil lol.
I tell you, it's a big step for me to follow through with my own manuscript, because my tendency is to find something wrong with the current story I'm working on, and abandon ship six pages into the book dummy. I guess I finally have confidence in a story I wrote - one that has lasted through all the difficulties of seeing it to almost the end. I have completed ten dummy pages so far, and my excitement is growing with every step I take in bringing it to life.
I plan on documenting this project into the printing/binding stage (I might possibly use blurb.com for that). And additionally include packaging info and I'll post all publisher responses both good and bad, without including their name of course.
I'm happy to say I have one extra special contact to send this book to. She's an editor who responded to a story I wrote and submitted while still in college. She invited me to send more work, so of course she's going to be one of the first people I send this too.
As for the health stuff, alls I can do is wait for the medical tests and test results. I guess it possibly could have been an arrhythmia--how fun! Meanwhile I'm keeping my mind on my projects....and staying away from chocolate (caffeine). ;0)