The Sandman has been on repeat in my house since my last email. I love this adaptation!
We're out of August and into the 'bers! Pumpkin stuff has taken over everything and some of us are pretending that there's a hint of cold in the air (which is a total lie in Florida and why I'm going to go visit some mountains at some point).
Sensory Overload lived up to its name and might have traumatized me and my kid some (I'm honestly proud of the political artists that threw down hard this year! Well done!). We recovered by eating doughnuts at the awesome shop in the Orlando Library's garage - which is something I recommend everyone go do when they're visiting the CityArts Factory. The two things just compliment each other so perfectly! Like CSoH coffee and Spooky Empire…
which I'll be at again this year! This October will be my first time running an art table all my own there and I'm actually kinda nervous about it. I'm a fantasy author/artist! What am I doing at a horror convention? Selling tarot cards, dragons, appropriately atmospheric artwork, and stories! That's what! 😁
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I never get tired of opening boxes like this. While I didn't technically "win" the NaNoWriMo again this year, I've been extremely successful with it. Sivoa: Zenith now has as many words as Sivoa: Sunrise and the ending is actually written. I just need to fill in some plot holes and write in some scene connectors before it's onto the editing phase. I forgot how exciting it is to be this close to the finish line! Heck, I'm feeling this on two fronts! The children's book I've been working on is approaching completion and is looking like it'll make its deadline of February! Y'all, this story is so stinking cute! It's about 5 little goblins just barely not failing at puppy sitting. Stylistically, it's like a hybrid storybook and comic, which helps to keep it timeless. 🥰 Being on the production side, I do not know what launch procedures for this book will look like, but if you want to be kept informed about release and ordering information
Happy 2022! All these twos must be affecting my brain because I've been two days late with my regularly scheduled content since the year started. 😅 I want to blame the cheese, but in truth it's because I've been overwhelmed with the move into my new house and the death of a dear friend . In fact, I've been using the move to dive mindlessly into physical labor and turn off my feelings - which bit me in the ass earlier this week when I realized that I hadn't even started on my Patreon update. I opened up photoshop to start coloring and about ten minutes in I couldn't see the screen through my tears. That moment of quiet allowed me to grieve like I should've in the first place and I guess I'm better now for it. I still miss Weatherly though. He was a staple of convention life for me - a friendly face that was always there to tell really bad jokes, make silly faces, and show off his latest shirt designs. He was the father of Aardvark Tees and if you'
(Who let the dog out?!) Thank you for letting me into your inbox for a second time this month. 🥰 As promised in previous emails, I am emailing with the price and release information on the children's book, When Goblins Puppysit! It's $9.99 on Amazon and available today! Won't lie, I kind of can't believe I'm sending this because I've been working on this project so long and It's finally here! Ahhhhh!!! *happy dance* Buy your copy by clicking here! We went with Amazon mostly out of familiarity and ease of publication, but I do want to say that because they kind of act like a marketplace for a POD service (that they also provide), their print editions are pretty lucrative for small-time authors. Their base prices are the most affordable I've found and we authors get as much as a 66.66% of each printed book sale (depending on what agreements we make ourselves behind the scenes). In terms of royalties, that's pretty nuts! Digital editions... not so m