Monthly Archives: August 2007

Starbucks Notebook Cover

Now if I had free time I’d try making one of these:

Comfortable Shoes Studio: The Finishing touches

The artist is from my neck of the woods. Maybe I can do a trade. Still, it’s a brilliant idea.

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Yah, I’m a notebook geek

I admit it. I don’t just use notebooks everyday for work, I love using them. Mostly I use Moleskines, both for writing the strip and books. Thanks to Notebookism, I’m now anxiously awaiting the launch of these:

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Update on the Novel

Just wanted to get a post in here that had some concept of a timeline for this project. Am I writing this book right now? Kinda. I started this book just before signing a publishing deal last year. Right before Christmas. The deal is initially for two picture books with a first look option on this novel. So the first picture book is in the final editing stages. Once that is settled I’ll finish the illustrations while completing the first draft and dummy for the second book.

Now that doesn’t mean I’ve tossed “The Conjurers” sauce pan onto the cold back burner. But it does mean I’m not in the throws of a first draft. I had completed the first 100 pages before the book deal. Last month I re-wrote chapters 1-3 for my publisher. They were itching to see something. Now, while working on the picture books I’m waiting on a yay or nay. If it’s a nay my agent will then shop it around. Hopefully it’s a yay. It’d be nice, not to mention a luxury to keep everything at one publisher.

As far as work on “The Conjurers”, I’ve been refreshing my studies of the history of magic. It will certainly help me translate the world in my head onto paper in a more vibrant manner. Also, there is an offshoot project based on this novel. It will coincide with the launching of the official website. First things first.

Online Children’s Bookstore

Tell me this site doesn’t rock. The site is a children’s books only webstore. They also have prints of artwork from classic books. Check it out:

Through the Magic Door – Home

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Writing Info Site

Just discovered this site today. I’ll hopefully browse around at some point this weekend. Oh and I’ll have some updates on the novel soon. The picture books and the comic strip have been eating up most of my time. But I have an exciting project related to the “The Conjurers” in the works.

Write a Novel

And don’t forget, “Stardust” opens this weekend! There are so few movies that I’m willing to eat up time from my schedule to go see, this would be one of them.

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