Thanks to all my cyber critiquers (as well as my in person critiquer, Katie). Whatever happens, this whole process has made my manuscript and illustrations SO MUCH BETTER.
And, now I feel like I can come up for air.
I still need to totally revamp my website and get kickin' on my middle grade. Oh, and did I mention that my children are here, there, and everywhere? It is a desperate clutch for time around here, and I'm learning how to be "on" for fifteen minute blocks--jumps and snorts, basically.
My older girls have been at camp this week, so Julia and I are home. Just the two of us. All day. Every day. And, she's five. And, really doesn't like to be alone. Yesterday, we both worked on illustrations for my book together.
I think I'll frame hers.
Last night, I worked on one of my illustrations, and the monster in the picture kept turning into a muddy orange mess. I finally fixed him, but Corey Schwartz pointed out that my facebook update which said something about "making muddy monsters" sounded like a great picture book. Hmmm.
And, Christy . . . guess what I scored today.
Give up? Tickets to see David Sedaris. He's going to be here in October, and I got an extra ticket (on the fifth row!) if you want to hitchhike down here and join me!
How's that for a brain-fried post? Yum. Fried . . . pickles anyone?