thoughts are things

Thrill of it all

My eyes are tired. I spent hours rectifying a stupid mistake.

The book was done.

Sure I had a few pictures to clean up and edit one last… few times BUT it was done.

I got home yesterday with this excitement. Today is the day…it was suppose to be.

I had been working on another book and saved the final manuscript under the file name Ana & George. I deleted A& G .

Lots of deep breaths and a heart ache later I realized I’d have to start over.

I did have the paper copy and an old file version but what happened to me.

Was it resistance? Lizard brain? Or just my own dumbness as a result of working so hard to finish all three e-books in a matter of weeks. Probably

I’ve been taken out of my comfort zone. I’m tired. I’ve got passion in my heart. I want more. This is good.

-There are no impossibilities

wise trees book

Just get it done.

I had a busy week. Got up at 5:30-6:00 am every single day with a plan. I painted, edited, scanned and set up the layout for Ellie. I never realized how much work goes into scanning all the artwork and preparing the files.

I went back and forth publishing and updating Wise Trees. I shared the book with art friends and it felt good to have them excited with  me.

And then the stupid book cover didn’t upload. It just wouldn’t load. Something went wrong with the file. There it is, I had it all done, worked out, finished and the cover wouldn’t upload.

Oh but I finally got it right.  I finished Wise Trees!  I have been working on these books for months, two summers and …..I  am reminded of some words from The Nose Knows podcast.

You get to a point where things get crazy, and you just got to get things done. You have a deadline to meet.  Your adrenaline is full speed. You have to trust your instincts because there’s no time for fear or doubt. 

Two days later I’m done DONE with Ellie.  And done with Ana and George. That’s it DONE. 

I’m  using my old sketches for the artwork.  These sketches are pretty good. 

Scan these sketches  in as images? Redraw some of the messy ones. A full color page and title page? Maybe I should outline each art piece with full color . I do like the sketches in The Giving Tree. But I want to add a little color. I have to meet this deadline.  I’ll have to think about that, but yeah, I think this will work. 

-There are no impossibilities