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Sacrifice by fainting-goat
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I barely remembered to scan it before stuffing it into an envelope and mailing it to a friend.  Size is 4x6.
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Griffin's Fall by fainting-goat
Griffin's Fall
I'm going to use this for the cover of the book, I think.  It may be self-published, but it deserves better than stock photos ripped off the internet.
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Last night I pulled out my files for Summoner and started working on a query letter. I've been putting it off because I've had very little motivation, but now that I'm weaning off the zoloft I'm getting that back. And in the next few days or so, I hope to share with you all the query letter for a last read-through and make sure it actually sells the book, before I start sending it out to agents.

But as I was working on this, I realized something.

I have a whole damn book sitting on my harddrive I've done nothing with.

It's not getting published, I've tried and there's some legit fatal flaws with it - namely the pacing - that are going to be extremely difficult to fix and I'd rather focus on a book that I feel stands a much, much better shot. So this one got shoved aside and has been sitting there for some time.

It got close, though.  It went to a couple agents for a read-through and it was their feedback after reading the whole thing that made me decide to move on to a more promising project.  So it doesn't suck, it's just a little slow.

I could literally have it on Amazon and ready to purchase in a day or two through their self-publishing system. Well, no, that's a lie, I gotta get some cover art for it first. But after I do something about the cover, it'd be a real simple matter to get it up there. It is more of a kid's book, I think, fantasy genre... Griffin's Fall, for those of you that recall back that long to the original draft. (it's been changed significantly, I ditched about 30k words from the final).

So. Thoughts? I could put it together as a book or I could just toss it up on DA or I could do both.
Honestly, I'm a bit surprised that one got featured.  I'm sure my long-term watchers know that I started it as a follow-up to Mortal Gods and it was sort of a prequel/sequel to the book.  I wrote it mostly to explore the various characters from Mortal Gods and the narration skips between prior to the book and to what happens after the book.  I don't recall where I was going with it anymore.  I was making it up as I went.

I do find it interesting though, that out of my DDs, Loki has been featured twice.  The other two were speculative sci-fi about the mind and the last one is Renfield.  Oh Renfield.  Dear, dear Renfield.  

I'm wondering if this DD might be what spurs me to get back to writing.  After the car accident, I was put on zoloft, and I've been non-functional in terms of art while on it.  I've tried some paintings and some minor writing now that my dose is cut in half, but it's hard to focus for too long right now.  The doctor plans to take me off it entirely in August, so we'll see then, I guess.

I really want to get to a point where I'm satisfied with Summoner and start sending out query letters, but I'm so discouraged right now.  Maybe I just need to reread the entire thing and see if I can't get excited about the project again.
Last night I pulled out my files for Summoner and started working on a query letter. I've been putting it off because I've had very little motivation, but now that I'm weaning off the zoloft I'm getting that back. And in the next few days or so, I hope to share with you all the query letter for a last read-through and make sure it actually sells the book, before I start sending it out to agents.

But as I was working on this, I realized something.

I have a whole damn book sitting on my harddrive I've done nothing with.

It's not getting published, I've tried and there's some legit fatal flaws with it - namely the pacing - that are going to be extremely difficult to fix and I'd rather focus on a book that I feel stands a much, much better shot. So this one got shoved aside and has been sitting there for some time.

It got close, though.  It went to a couple agents for a read-through and it was their feedback after reading the whole thing that made me decide to move on to a more promising project.  So it doesn't suck, it's just a little slow.

I could literally have it on Amazon and ready to purchase in a day or two through their self-publishing system. Well, no, that's a lie, I gotta get some cover art for it first. But after I do something about the cover, it'd be a real simple matter to get it up there. It is more of a kid's book, I think, fantasy genre... Griffin's Fall, for those of you that recall back that long to the original draft. (it's been changed significantly, I ditched about 30k words from the final).

So. Thoughts? I could put it together as a book or I could just toss it up on DA or I could do both.
Honestly, I'm a bit surprised that one got featured.  I'm sure my long-term watchers know that I started it as a follow-up to Mortal Gods and it was sort of a prequel/sequel to the book.  I wrote it mostly to explore the various characters from Mortal Gods and the narration skips between prior to the book and to what happens after the book.  I don't recall where I was going with it anymore.  I was making it up as I went.

I do find it interesting though, that out of my DDs, Loki has been featured twice.  The other two were speculative sci-fi about the mind and the last one is Renfield.  Oh Renfield.  Dear, dear Renfield.  

I'm wondering if this DD might be what spurs me to get back to writing.  After the car accident, I was put on zoloft, and I've been non-functional in terms of art while on it.  I've tried some paintings and some minor writing now that my dose is cut in half, but it's hard to focus for too long right now.  The doctor plans to take me off it entirely in August, so we'll see then, I guess.

I really want to get to a point where I'm satisfied with Summoner and start sending out query letters, but I'm so discouraged right now.  Maybe I just need to reread the entire thing and see if I can't get excited about the project again.
It's been a while since I've updated everyone on how I'm doing.  There's just not much going on.  This is my first week at the office full time, I've been working full days but a good portion of them have been working from home where it's quiet and I can keep the lights dim.  It's put a bit of a damper on being able to do other things as a result, as I'm pretty wiped out in the evenings, and on top of that I've been diagnosed with situational depression.  The doctor has put me on medication and it's working quite well, and I'll likely be on that for about six months total.  I'm done with physical therapy, at least, though I need to continue to do the regimen at home.  The concussion is taking its sweet time to heal, but apparently that's all normal and the doctor says I'm on schedule, considering the severity of the injury.

So, considering the situation, things are actually pretty good.

I've got a new car, it's loooovely.  It's actually just a new version of my old one.  The car that got wrecked was a 2009 Honda Fit, I now have a 2015 Honda Fit.  It's even the same color.  I liked that car a lot.  I wasn't ready to let it go.  And as my coworker suggested, this way I can still find it in the parking lot despite the head injury!

Hah.

Anyway.  Expect to see more paintings from me, as it's easier to paint than write right now, though they're at a slower pace because I can't sit and paint for hours yet.  Getting there.  Very slowly, but getting there.  I remain optimistic.

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Bonnie Quinn (which is totally a penname)
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I write. I draw. I write way too much. I paint and play the harp. And I'm part of the Society for Creative Anachronism as Lady Brighid of Red Spears.

kiki-doodle drew that awesomeness for me.
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Congratulations on 100,000 page veiws!
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Hey there, happy birthday!
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Happy birthday!
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SaraPlante Featured By Owner Edited Nov 15, 2014  Professional General Artist

Thank you so much for the favorite on Reprisal! Also, since you seem interested in goats check out my piece The Kids!

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sleepyowlet Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love your minecraft textures. To bits. Thank you so much for creating and sharing that thing of utter beauty!
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jf123 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Have a Llama for writing good stories. They are enjoyable.
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kiki-doodle Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thought of you!!
i am goat. by sketchinthoughts
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LOVE IT.
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