Friday, October 23, 2009

Fictional characters

Never work with children and animals - isn't that what they say? Well yet again I'm working with both, all be it fictional characters, they can be just as much trouble as the real thing.

Iver No-Idea and HB are getting up to all sorts on the ski slopes - and it isn't even the ski season yet! But while they're rampaging about... I've booked another Christmas fair, and written another article. Another productive week.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Christmas shopping has begun...

I've sent out my first Christmas order, and sold some more books over the weekend - people are starting their Christmas shopping now which is always a good thing for book sales.

The sketches are coming on well for the next book, it still makes me want to book a skiing holiday though... I suppose I could put it down to research - hmm now there's a good excuse.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Articles accepted

I've had a 3 out of 3 success rate for my articles this week!!
Now I'd better get back to my book...

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Getting distracted

Well I've made a start on the illustrations for the next doodle book. It's about a skiing holiday, the trouble is while looking in a ski brochure for inspiration for the drawings I kept getting distracted by all the lovely looking accommodation I could be booking to go on a skiing holiday...

Meanwhile I've been branching out a bit and writing articles for websites to bring in a few extra pennies (not enough for a skiing holiday - but it's a start).

Friday, October 09, 2009

Fairs and book signings

All the Christmas fairs seem to be squashed into the last week of November and the first week of December, as a result those two weeks are going to be manic, and I've already had to turn one event down as it clashed with another.

As October seems to be the calm before the storm I've made a start on the next book. It's the next in the Doodle series, and although it's already been written, I'm doing a rewrite and need to make a start on the illustrations.
I think I'll do the illustrations as I go along, this worked really well with the colour picture books I've done, and although the Doodle books have black and white illustrations rather than colour, once these drawings take shape on the page and start running around taking on a life of their own - who knows what might happen?...