The one thing I'm considering as I barrel slowly but inexorably towards working with a publisher to destroy my enjoyment of writing this novel in the first place is getting some illustrator involved.
I have a preferred illustrator, because she's very talented, but so slow.
It's definitely not her fault she's slow, and I am willing to work with her patiently enough. She's not *that* slow, and she is emphatically reliable.
Not sure slow is the right word, really, but I know so many words that grammarly thinks I have a problem. Can't always find the right one.
And then I'm thinking, do publishers even allow you to choose your own illustrator these days? Is that a thing that happens? I don't want to contract someone, such as it is, to do work and then she's told 'yeah, nah'.
I’m just so bored with her now. I know she’s 79 and she’s doing amazingly for that, but everything she does is so SLOW. Even her quickstep and Charleston were slow. If she can’t keep up with fast dancers like Layton (or most of them tbf) she should go now.
She’s lived there years now, and not once seen her daughter, so there’s definitely a very slow burn story developing. I reckon there’ll be some answers this year. I think she’s dead, and the move to Ambridge is a massive act of denial.
I'm in Maine, FYI. This was not at a thing in California and I was very confused because the (unofficial?) rule in CA is right lane is slow lane, left lane is fast lane, and I was going faster than the slow folks--but not enough that I was constantly passing people.
But also remembering to be patient with her and that some things aren't her fault, she's just a puppy and needs this training so she can become more well behaved. So it'll be slow going, but at least it's improving ^^
Mum is still in pain, and the numb paws are still a thing, but she's been a trooper. She's doing her best and I'm proud of her. She's been crying about being a burden to me, but I explained that she's very important and she's not the problem. The problem is the quality of care I wanna provide.
It's so funny bcs Karlach is the first one my patrons voted on, so she's the first one I drew XD I really fell for her, which was surprising, but I love what I saw of her story and she's cute. I'm not romancing here right now but I plan to make a character just for her.
I don't wanna ruin her but I'm not sure how to tell her that she really is perfect when she's only ever been with men who wanted to take her power from her. She is goddamn strong and I worry that I'm not strong enough for her sometimes. But I'm willing to try and sometimes that's gotta be it.
The snow is melting in the backyard so Pisim is very antsy to not be in the house. I told her I needed to work, but she just kept looking up at me with hope and wagging her tail, so she's outside smelling around and I am not at my desk.