You'll be hearing me cry, "I'm finished," multiple times before I am really done.
Two weeks ago, I completed the body of my graphic novel, "Forget Sorrow: An Ancestral Tale.
Then I took five days off to play, feeling guilty after only the second day of goofing off.
final page on the easel
Tonight, I finished going over the yellow stickies containing notes from my editor, Alane Salierno Mason, on the first half of the book. I was worried I'd have to revise and redraw dozens of pages, but all I had to redo were five pieces. Other smaller textual and even design errors can be later corrected using Photoshop on my end. I imagine WW Norton and Company art directors will be using Quark software.
lots of stickies on the Xerox copies I sent to Alane last fall. This is half of the novel
I am always antsy to know the entirety of any process, so I get slight jitters thinking about the unknown aspects of the ensuing months, working with Alane and the art directors. Can I live up to their expectations? I tell myself I'm nearly half a century old, and I've never been stymied into immobility. There is always a solution or multiple avenues to solve a problem. Enjoy process. Life is process.
the original drawings of the graphic novel pages in hand
This week, when the weather cools, I'll go to the Xerox place and make copies of the second half of the novel, upon which Alane will make comments. The Xerox machine gives off a vast amount of heat, so I will skip next door for the frozen yoghurt to make the job less tedious.
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