Finally got some good free time to get things done!
I spent the day writing and illustrating on a project I had tabled some time ago.
Otherwise, I fear I'll get book 2 ready for editorial review before responses for book 1 are even in. I'm going to have one book rear-end another book and cause a big pile-up on the interstate. Film at 11. ;)
Even so, sitting around like a lump is no good option. Particularly with certain people in this house and their stubborn insistence on having food to eat. Wimps.
This alternative will help, I think. Set two different plates a-spinning all at once!
This other book is a childrens' story. But it is an adventure, so I think it does still fit with the whole "E.L. Fletcher" brand identity.
The big whammy with the plan is... I'm definitely going to have to get faster at illustrations. Taking all afternoon for one is going to get old mighty fast. (Though ~30 pages worth of drawings... that's only one a day for a month, I suppose. If I wanted to kill myself.)
But once I get a better feel for the digital painting software, I think it'll get significantly better.
Now, you may be thinking, reading this, "Mr Fletcher, did you just say 'illustrate'? You mean to tell me, you write, you draw, you code... are you just awesome at everything, or what?"
Yes. Yes I am.
KIDDING! There are plenty of things that I just can't get the hang of. Calculus. People skills. Sports. Music.
Seriously, I've taken guitar lessons TWICE. Both times, same result. And I practiced! I really did! But every time my brain says, "Time to play a G. Okay, I know what that looks like. And... NEYRNK", my fingers turn into a Pretzelmaker reject instead. I mean, come on guys! A little teamwork here! Please?
So there you go. If you play guitar, you're awesommer than me. I make no excuses.
Live YOUR adventure!
P.S. Yes I did just say "awesommer". Flagrantly!