This blog is where i will post first looks, concept art, and inspiration for my science fiction book (The Twisted Strand) and its alternate-universe sister series (Citadels of...). I'll also post bits and pieces of the conlangs that will be included in the stories. it's quickly becoming a multi-part series, so if you're interested, follow to see little bits and pieces of my thought process as the stories come together.
so, since this is my 360th post, and since my next paycheck will FINALLY bring in the last of the money i’ve been saving to buy a tablet, i figured i’d take this time to share what the status of this whole endeavor is.
I finished writing my book. getting people to read it and give me critiques is literally harder than pulling teeth (if you’re quick enough, it’s actually super easy!), so basically i just have to remember to attend my local Sci-Fi workshopping group and have people who actually want to read new stuff and workshop it do that.
like i said, i finally have enough in my savings to buy a tablet and a screen for my computer, so i can stop working from my TV screen. I’ll also be able to start making art! i can’t tell you how excited that makes me. i was going to go with a fancy-schmancy tablet-and-screen but my boyfriend rightly pointed out that going the cheaper, modular route is a better plan than dumping all of my money into a setup that might not earn back what i spend on it for a while. i can get the nice one once i’ve started making some real money.
i’ve picked out a wide-format printer to make prints, so that i can eliminate the need to share profits with a printing company. i’m going to have a year or so of working on my art style and testing out printing methods and materials, and will be using WordPress and its associated plugins to run the website, so hopefully i’ll be able to get the hang of everything before i need to start making really large amounts of sales. unfortunately, that means i’ll eventually be hocking prints and T-shirts for a while. it sorta comes with the territory.
i’m pretty sure it won’t start so quickly that i’ll be unable to keep up with demand and scale my supply as needed. i know i won’t be able to keep up with thousands of sales, so i might need to partner with a printing company at some point, but i’m being realistic here. i’m probably not going to explode in popularity right off the bat. if i do, i’ll reconsider my options.
for now, i’ve got two days before my next paycheck hits and about a week before i’ll be able to start creating, instead of just talking about it. i’ve already had a lot of time to think about what kind of style i want to use, and soon i’ll be able to start getting some practice.
stick around, things are gonna get exciting soon enough.
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