Thursday, January 18, 2007

Soggy Vancouver Afternoon

So far I haven't done anything with my manuscript this month. I have decided not to feel guilty about not getting there yet. Mostly my energy has gone into looking after my dog. We had an emergency health situation and now it is resolved and she is on the mend.

I seem to have been absorbed with getting her back to health and out of pain. To focus on other things has been hard for me to do.
I guess I have always been this way.

So it is time to stop making excuses and time to get writing and editing what I've done so far.

I have to keep that promise to myself to send out at least one of my manuscripts by the end of the month.

I suppose my biggest problem is sending things out once they are done. I always think that maybe I can make it better if I just give it a little more time.

So come on MJ. Get something out there.
My portfolio is alomost ready to go.
Three stories are almost ready to go.
My manuscript has been sitting here for five years waiting to go.

I suppose it could be fear of failure. Or perhaps just a bad case of procrastination.
It is possible nothing is good enough. But that's the risk everyone takes at the beginning.

I think I'll put up an image of Albert and his friends. He was a successful little book and children love the story. My son wrote it and my illustrations turned Albert into a pig.

Maybe it is time to give it another try.

Saturday, January 13, 2007


This blog is revamped now. I'm sure I will find a purpose for it.
Since I last posted the pet portraits have continued.

But I shall keep the pet talk on my new site with paintingpuppies.
This month I am putting together a children's book manuscript and some illustrations with a proposal. Since I am writing this down in real time I hope the action will make me feel incredibly guilty if I don't follow through and actually mail it out.

Let's hope I can keep this up.