April 18th, 2022
If you’re one of those people who are itching for an update on my publishing schedule (that’s right, I don’t just raise money to publish books, I also sometimes actually publish them), you’re in luck: I hit a major milestone tonight.
I’m finishing up the last “cel page” of Brushfire; without explaining that specific term, this book has been a very labor-intensive process, which had me basically inventing a new way to assemble it that hadn’t existed to me before.
Simply: I have drawn all of Brushfire.
If you slapped on the words from my script, you could read the whole dang story. That phase, along with a few other (much smaller, far gentler) touches, is all that’s left before I can start the printing process.
Speaking of: my birthday is May 1st, and my goal is to have Cold World locked by that date and put into print for my friends getting the special edition. (Fun fact: you can pre-order the ebook on Amazon right now!)
All this to say: if you run into me over the next six weeks or so and I appear to be off, I am, and this is why.
If you’re wondering why I decided to release these so close together, we don’t have time to go over all that, but one of the main reasons is that I really want to enjoy my summer. Actually take a break from the creative working process and live a little.
And these two stories would not have let me do that if they stayed in my echo chamber mind.
Which is why I’ve spent so many hours on this couch and at the table getting them out.
So, not time to fully celebrate, but this is a big victory for my anxiety in general.
Hope you’re hanging in there.