I got back from visiting family in Vancouver, British Columbia, under a week ago. Family visits are not so much vacation as eating lots of good food and returning to my old haunts while enduring stress. My dad, sister, and cousins live far away enough that I only visit but once a year. And every year, the schedule goes like this:
Anyway, I'm wiped from vacation and then wiped from trying to catch up this week, so I'll leave you with a resting squirrel (pretend it's me) and will be back next with with Vancouver photos.
Hope your July is going well!
Forget being nibbled to death by ducks, right before I took off for vacation, I was feeling I was being badgered to death.
So, thank goodness I got to visit my family and friends in Vancouver. Hanging out with my sister/BFF and venting to her helped a lot...as did good food...and I'm feeling a lot more calm. Not quite the zen of this viscacha, but less like I want to rip someone a new one anyway.
You ever have one of those months (years)? What did you do to not let your annoyance get the best of you?
Besides consolidating my social media life, other things that make my life easier are:
What about you? How do you go about making your life easier?
I've spent the past 16 weeks in the 20-week Kids Comics Intensive (the link is for you to find out more about the one coming next year). The first 10 weeks are on the craft of creating a graphic novel. We were promised that if we did the work, we'd come out of it with a fully fleshed idea and pitch, and, wow, did it deliver!
Taught by the very talented and approachable Rivkah LaFille, the craft section had me working harder than I've ever done on a project before (outside of school anyway). But in the end, it was worth it, and I'm quite happy with the idea I came up with, which is a science-themed easy reader graphic novel.
Here is the opening page of the story for your viewing pleasure...
I still have to edit my pitch some more but I'm hoping my agent will think it's a worthwhile project and send it out come September (because publishing has closed its doors for the summer siesta already).