Friday, May 26, 2017

Celebrate The Small Things - May 26, 2017



 

This week I gave my second dog a bath and a haircut. It took me two hours to cut his hair because he doesn't like the clippers or the scissors. I managed to trim the hair around his eyes so he can see. He looks like a different dog now. I have to do the same for our other dog, but didn't have the energy for it just yet. She's bigger and more cooperative, but takes two hours to trim as well. It's a chore, but saves us $50 per dog. They love me more after the bath and trim, too. 

I laid out 70 pages of my graphic novel so far which is 54 more than I did last week, but according to my calculations, it's going to be FOUR TIMES longer than I was expecting! I really was thinking that it was going to be shorter, so I'm surprised. I did the calculations three times. Soooo, I'm going to have to cut out a lot or see if I can split the book in two. Or both. Maybe I should've laid the design of the panels out as I developed the story so I wouldn't have to do thumbnails TWICE. This is my first graphic novel, so it's all trial and error for me as well as research, research, research. *sigh* I hope it goes more smoothly next time.

I checked out a big Dennis the Menace book from the library and have been studying the drawings and the ideas for humor. I used to read some of it as a child, but didn't get into it that much, but now, wow! I've learned so much by studying this book. Artists today still draw hands like that and I thought that was just a Disney thing. I was trying hard to think of funny themes for my webcomic, but that was like trying to squeeze water out of a dry rag. I'm glad I stumbled upon this book by accident.

I learned something interesting this week. My husband told his coworkers that he got called for jury duty which surprised the foreigners from Poland and Austria. They were shocked that we get a summons in the mail and we have to report or we may suffer the consequences like being fined or going to jail. I thought everyone in the Western world had to do that. I'm curious how other countries do it now. I never put any thought into it before. Geez, I wonder how everyone else tries their criminals. I'm kind of afraid to find out.

This week, I read that after you get your book published, the publishing company doesn't help you with promoting/marketing your book. You have to really hustle to get your work known. Yikes, yikes, and YIKES! They help promote your book six months before it is released, but that's it. What a harsh reality! 

I thought that I would hurry up and do drawings for my webcomic so that I can become known for that. In theory, I would develop a fan base before my graphic novel is published and fans would buy my book. Another balloon deflater that I read was that it can take years to develop a following for your webcomic. What am I celebrating out of this newfound information? Well, I'm celebrating that I actually FOUND this information so it won't be such a shock if things don't turn out the way I planned because I STILL plan to do my webcomic and graphic novel.

I've been mopey since I found out that my favorite Zumba teacher is no longer teaching at a convenient time for me, BUT I discovered something delicious to eat this week. Both are negatives really, but that's beside the point. At Trader Joe's they were sampling coffee syrup over French vanilla ice cream. Coffee syrup! It's like having a chocolate sundae, but coffee flavored. It was so good! We bought both and I had to refrain myself from eating it every day. I'm still sad about my Zumba teacher, though. He's teaching a special class on Memorial Day this coming Monday, so I'm going to have to get my butt over there on a day I was going to rest. *sigh* I guess I'll take this small miracle.

In the book, Happy For No Reason, the author says to pull your shoulders back, take a deep breath, and put a big smile on your face. It'll make you feel better right away. You may feel silly and look maniacal, but it works. Try it. It's free.

This is a blog hop!
Check out the blogs below for your reading pleasure and please visit our hosts' blogs:
Lexa Cain: http://lexacain.blogspot.com/
L.G. Keltner http://lgkeltner.blogspot.co.uk/
Tonja Drecker http://tonjadrecker.blogspot.com/
If you would like to join our blog hop, visit Lexa Cain's blog for info.

1.

Lexa Cain2.Fiction and Film
3.Writing Off the Edge4.Kidbits
5.TheCyborgMom6.Thoughts and Ideas from Deanie Humphrys-Dunne
7.Intentional Insights with S. Kelley Harrell8.Constantine
9.My Miracle Life10.Writing, Reading, and the Pursuit of Dreams
11.Lara Lacombe12.TF Walsh
13.Life, Yoga and Other Adventures14.Suzanne Furness
15.Elizabeth Seckman16.Avalon
17.My Baffling Brain18.Planet Kimberly
19.Shah Wharton20.Victorian Scribbles
21.Tanya Miranda22.Ann - A Friend of Jesus 2013
23.Special Teaching At Pempi's Palace24.Square Pegs
25.Patricia's Place26.Anne Higa
27.My Antimatter Life28.Bouquet of Books
29.Lightravellerkate30.Curious As A Cathy
31.Glennie's Random Ramblings32.In My Own Words
33.Tamara Narayan, Author34.My Creatively Random Life
35.Yvonne Ventresca36.On Becoming a Writer
37.Decadent Kane38.Stacy Uncorked
39.Sharon Himsl--Shells, Tales & Sails40.Cloud Nine Girl
41.Our Simple Life42.Our Prime Years


Thursday, May 18, 2017

Celebrate The Small Things for May 19, 2017



I'm posting this a few hours early since I missed last week's post.

This week I watched a video by Frannerd that helped me organize my graphic novel. With the knowledge I gained from the video, I've laid out 16 pages out of the 180 pages of thumbnails I need to go through. Being hard-headed and lazy, I didn't think I would have to work this way, but after laying out the first eight pages I felt more confident that I could finish my graphic novel quicker and with less problems. It makes me feel better, happier, and gives me a sense of accomplishment.

I discovered a free one-week cartooning workshop that I instantly signed up for. If I didn't sign up right away, I knew I would never do it. It's offered by The Center For Cartoon Studies. If I was a young student again and lived on the east coast, I would love to attend this school. I did the first assignment, albeit I did it wrong. It was supposed to be a 4-panel comic, but I got so into the comic that it became a 7-panel comic. At least I got one comic done which is better than having done nothing at all. There are no due dates for the assignments which is good. My plan was to work on these assignments during idle times while out with my family on the weekend. Like standing in line, waiting for our food at the restaurant, waiting for the kids (and husband) to look at all the toys in the store, etc.

We celebrated Mother's Day early on Saturday with our moms, then on Sunday for me. I chose to eat at El Torito's brunch buffet. It was so good! So many gluten-free items! I tried a new dessert that was fried bananas in caramel. I had to decline the alcohol since I'm allergic, but it was still so good!

While I was coloring my hair, I was listening to David Paulides' lecture in Australia about the mysterious disappearances of people in national parks. I have several of his Missing 411 books which I love. Instead of 411 missing people, he has researched over 6,000 missing persons cases. Wow! I don't go in the woods, but I was considering going to Yosemite for a vacation. After he said the majority of the missing people went missing in Yosemite, I changed my mind. Well, I said a few expletives and a "hell no!" first. One of the guys that went missing a few years ago is from the area I grew up in. He was with a church group, but was out of shape so he was at the tail end of the group. They turned around and he was gone. Search and rescue couldn't find him. He was never seen again. 300 people were in the park that day. I was thinking there would be safety in numbers, but that didn't seem to work for him. Poor guy. The Missing 411 movie just came out. I'm doing my little joy dance! I'm hoping to get it for my birthday in June if I drop a lot of hints. It's only available on DVD.

Below is the first comic I did for the cartooning workshop. I plan to ink and color it later.










This is a blog hop!
Check out the blogs below for your reading pleasure and please visit our hosts' blogs:
Lexa Cain: http://lexacain.blogspot.com/
L.G. Keltner http://lgkeltner.blogspot.co.uk/
Tonja Drecker http://tonjadrecker.blogspot.com/
If you would like to join our blog hop, visit Lexa Cain's blog for info.

1.

Lexa Cain2.Fiction and Film
3.Writing Off the Edge4.Kidbits
5.TheCyborgMom6.Thoughts and Ideas from Deanie Humphrys-Dunne
7.Intentional Insights with S. Kelley Harrell8.Constantine
9.My Miracle Life10.Writing, Reading, and the Pursuit of Dreams
11.Lara Lacombe12.TF Walsh
13.Life, Yoga and Other Adventures14.Suzanne Furness
15.Elizabeth Seckman16.Avalon
17.My Baffling Brain18.Planet Kimberly
19.Shah Wharton20.Victorian Scribbles
21.Tanya Miranda22.Ann - A Friend of Jesus 2013
23.Special Teaching At Pempi's Palace24.Square Pegs
25.Patricia's Place26.Anne Higa
27.My Antimatter Life28.Bouquet of Books
29.Lightravellerkate30.Curious As A Cathy
31.Glennie's Random Ramblings32.In My Own Words
33.Tamara Narayan, Author34.My Creatively Random Life
35.Yvonne Ventresca36.On Becoming a Writer
37.Decadent Kane38.Stacy Uncorked
39.Sharon Himsl--Shells, Tales & Sails40.Cloud Nine Girl
41.Our Simple Life42.Our Prime Years

Friday, May 5, 2017

Celebrate The Small Things - May 5, 2017



Since I'm very late typing this up, I'll try to keep it brief.

This week my husband and I are celebrating our 16 year wedding anniversary. Yay! Where did the time go?

My youngest son went back to doing martial arts after over a year of resting a broken toe. All of his instructors were happy to see him back. (Kyokushin Karate, Judo, and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu)

Our city is finally fixing the streetlights in our neighborhood after years of the residents (including me) complaining. The lights used to be off for weeks at a time while houses were being burglarized. We would call the city and they would say it's the electric company's responsibility so we would call the electric company and they would say the lights belong to the city. It went on like this for years. When someone would complain, the lights would go on for a few days or even just a few hours, then go out again. People complained on the electric company's Facebook and one of the residents who knows the mayor complained to him.  Whatever it was that got them to take action, I'm grateful for because we will finally get good lighting around here.

I found a bunch of good books at the library this week including one for my son which is a huge Big Nate book that is like an anthology. I hadn't known about it until I happened to walk by and see it on the display shelf. Jeff Kinney (author of The Diary of a Wimpy Kid) interviews the author, Lincoln Peirce in it. I want to read this myself because Jeff Kinney was a fan of Lincoln Peirce's work and reached out to him for advice on doing his own comics. Kinney became successful with Diary of a Wimpy Kid and helped Peirce gain popularity with his Big Nate comics. Big Nate was published and went on to sell over 15 million books! It's so inspiring! (I had to re-edit this because my facts were wrong, previously.)

What are you celebrating?
Check out the blogs below for your reading pleasure and please visit our hosts' blogs:
Lexa Cain: http://lexacain.blogspot.com/
L.G. Keltner http://lgkeltner.blogspot.co.uk/
Tonja Drecker http://tonjadrecker.blogspot.com/
If you would like to join our blog hop, visit Lexa Cain's blog for info.
1.

Lexa Cain2.Fiction and Film
3.Writing Off the Edge4.Kidbits
5.TheCyborgMom6.Thoughts and Ideas from Deanie Humphrys-Dunne
7.Intentional Insights with S. Kelley Harrell8.Constantine
9.My Miracle Life10.Writing, Reading, and the Pursuit of Dreams
11.Lara Lacombe12.TF Walsh
13.Life, Yoga and Other Adventures14.Suzanne Furness
15.Elizabeth Seckman16.Avalon
17.My Baffling Brain18.Planet Kimberly
19.Shah Wharton20.Victorian Scribbles
21.Tanya Miranda22.Ann - A Friend of Jesus 2013
23.Special Teaching At Pempi's Palace24.Square Pegs
25.Patricia's Place26.Anne Higa
27.My Antimatter Life28.Bouquet of Books
29.Lightravellerkate30.Curious As A Cathy
31.Glennie's Random Ramblings32.In My Own Words
33.Tamara Narayan, Author34.My Creatively Random Life
35.Yvonne Ventresca36.On Becoming a Writer
37.Decadent Kane38.Stacy Uncorked
39.Sharon Himsl--Shells, Tales & Sails40.Cloud Nine Girl
41.Our Simple Life

Friday, April 28, 2017

Celebrate The Small Things - April 28, 2017


Another week flew by.

This week I colored my hair and ordered fidget spinner toys for my kids. They nagged for many days almost every hour to get these darn spinners. There were problems with the web site, but I was able to order them on Tuesday. They finally arrived in the mail on Thursday so I brought them to the school to surprise my kids when they got out. I bought them a Popsicle after school, but it was the spinner toy they were excited about. Seeing how happy they were was worth the nagging.

Even though I'm behind schedule for my graphic novel, I was able to get a couple of panels done this week. I'm pretty happy with them so far.

I got a good idea for another story this week and put it in my new file on Google Docs. It's much easier and faster to use voice recognition to add my ideas to Google Docs. I don't have to hunt for my notebook of story ideas. Google Docs is right on my phone. I just open it up, turn the microphone on, and dictate my story into the app. It's so convenient! Plus, it's in the cloud, so I don't have to worry about losing it. I love technology!

My new favorite Zumba instructor is subbing the class I go to until June! I adjusted my schedule to attend his class this week after I heard he would be there. He played all 80s music at the request of one of the girls. Hammer time! Flashdance! Janet Jackson! Roger Rabbit! I danced like no one was watching. Didn't care! Ha ha!

What are you celebrating?
Check out the blogs below for your reading pleasure and please visit our hosts' blogs:
Lexa Cain: http://lexacain.blogspot.com/
L.G. Keltner http://lgkeltner.blogspot.co.uk/
Tonja Drecker http://tonjadrecker.blogspot.com/
If you would like to join our blog hop, visit Lexa Cain's blog for info.

1.

Lexa Cain2.Fiction and Film
3.Writing Off the Edge4.Kidbits
5.TheCyborgMom6.Thoughts and Ideas from Deanie Humphrys-Dunne
7.Intentional Insights with S. Kelley Harrell8.Constantine
9.My Miracle Life10.Writing, Reading, and the Pursuit of Dreams
11.Lara Lacombe12.TF Walsh
13.Life, Yoga and Other Adventures14.Suzanne Furness
15.Elizabeth Seckman16.Avalon
17.My Baffling Brain18.Planet Kimberly
19.Shah Wharton20.Victorian Scribbles
21.Tanya Miranda22.Ann - A Friend of Jesus 2013
23.Special Teaching At Pempi's Palace24.Square Pegs
25.Patricia's Place26.Anne Higa
27.My Antimatter Life28.Bouquet of Books
29.Lightravellerkate30.Curious As A Cathy
31.Glennie's Random Ramblings32.In My Own Words
33.Tamara Narayan, Author34.My Creatively Random Life
35.Yvonne Ventresca36.Two Book Minimum
37.On Becoming a Writer38.Decadent Kane
39.Stacy Uncorked40.Sharon Himsl--Shells, Tales & Sails
41.Cloud Nine Girl

Friday, April 21, 2017

Celebrate The Small Things - April 21, 2107

 

This week I was able to create a font of my own handwriting for my graphic novel. The process is pretty simple, but I worked on it for two days to get it just right. I made several sheets of different handwriting and came across many problems as is the norm with getting to know computer programs.

It was down to two fonts that I liked the best. I knew which one would appeal more to children, but I asked my kids for their opinion and they chose the one I thought they would. I'm so glad that is out of the way so I can move forward.

Now I don't have to worry about finding the perfect font and getting a commercial license for using it. I spent hours looking for the right font only to find out they glitched out on the program I was using and the licensing was hard for me to figure out. Some are free for personal use, but the one I wanted showed free on one site, but you had to pay for it on another site. After using it for a while, I decided I didn't like it. It glitched out anyway when it was time to print it, so I abandoned it.

The site I ended up using was www.calligraphr.com. The first font is free. You can change it, but if you do, you won't be able to use the previous font you made at the same time. I initially went to www.myscriptfont.com, but the kerning (space between letters) is squished and not adjustable. It might be okay for some things, but not for middle grade graphic novels which is what I'm working on. If the text isn't clear for kids, you'd better believe they're gonna move on.

I don't know why this week went by in a blur, but I was able to get a few drawings in for my graphic novel that came out really cute. What a switch from last week when my drawings were stiff, boring and ugly! I wish I knew what I did right this week to get those good drawings. Could it be the way the planets aligned? Lack of sleep? Well, no, that can't be it. I lack sleep every week. Hmm, I ate a ton of blueberries this week. Maybe that's it. Thanks, Costco.

After over a month of skipping the gym because of the graphic novel contest, I hit the weights pretty hard this week. It feels great to have gotten through those workouts. I couldn't lift as much as I used to and that was discouraging, but my pants were a tiny bit looser this morning, so I'll celebrate that. My arms are sore as heck and I'm still pudgy, but I feel like Arnold Schwarzeneggar. LOL

I did the special hour-and-a-half Easter Zumba last Sunday. It was so fun. One of the instructors was a hilarious, energetic gay guy who played music that is right up my alley like disco, Flashdance, Psy, disco Star Wars, etc. My husband said he has never seen me move so fast. The gym was pretty empty, but that class was packed. My husband who is a Star Wars fan was lifting weights when we were dancing to the disco Star Wars song. He has dog hearing, so he heard it through the glass wall and over the blaring music on the gym floor. He rolled his eyes, but I was having fun.

The instructor picks out a new girl and when the song says, "Luke, I am your father!" he points to her and she's supposed to say, "Nooooooooo!" That's what he tells her before the song starts. He says, "It's from a movie." Ha ha! It was the start of a good week.

What are you celebrating?
Check out the blogs below for your reading pleasure and please visit our hosts' blogs:
Lexa Cain: http://lexacain.blogspot.com/
L.G. Keltner http://lgkeltner.blogspot.co.uk/
Tonja Drecker http://tonjadrecker.blogspot.com/
If you would like to join our blog hop, visit Lexa Cain's blog for info.

1.

Lexa Cain2.Fiction and Film
3.Writing Off the Edge4.Kidbits
5.TheCyborgMom6.Thoughts and Ideas from Deanie Humphrys-Dunne
7.Intentional Insights with S. Kelley Harrell8.Constantine
9.My Miracle Life10.Writing, Reading, and the Pursuit of Dreams
11.Lara Lacombe12.TF Walsh
13.Life, Yoga and Other Adventures14.Suzanne Furness
15.Elizabeth Seckman16.Avalon
17.My Baffling Brain18.Planet Kimberly
19.Shah Wharton20.Victorian Scribbles
21.Tanya Miranda22.Ann - A Friend of Jesus 2013
23.Special Teaching At Pempi's Palace24.Square Pegs
25.Patricia's Place26.Anne Higa
27.My Antimatter Life28.Bouquet of Books
29.Lightravellerkate30.Curious As A Cathy
31.Glennie's Random Ramblings32.In My Own Words
33.Tamara Narayan, Author34.My Creatively Random Life
35.Yvonne Ventresca36.Two Book Minimum
37.On Becoming a Writer38.Decadent Kane
39.Stacy Uncorked40.Sharon Himsl--Shells, Tales & Sails
41.Cloud Nine Girl

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Celebrate The Small Things - April 14, 2017

 

This week was a little odd. There was an escaped convict hiding out in one of the schools nearby which is the school my cousin's son goes to. My kids' school was also locked down. The kids had to stay under their desks for 2 hours! I never had to do that as a kid. That's sad. The younger grades missed their lunch hour so they had to eat the food from their emergency kits. Some kids had to use "emergency buckets" to urinate because they weren't allowed to go to the bathroom. I heard the helicopters circling overhead for hours. Luckily no one was hurt and the convict was caught. 

Last night as I was driving home, the car in front of me was swerving (probably texting) in bumper-to-bumper traffic. He decided to change lanes without signaling which caused a motorcyclist to slam into him. I was so mad and cussing up a storm. I took down his license plate number in case he tried to take off, but he pulled over. Thankfully, the motorcyclist was not killed. He was able to walk his bike across all 5 lanes with all the cars stopping for him. I watched to make sure the car followed him, but surprisingly there was a Sheriff's car parked on the side of the freeway. What are the odds of that! That probably was incentive for the guy in the car not to take off. I'm counting my blessings and glad I wasn't the one to change lanes in front of the motorcyclist. I'm trying to give the driver the benefit of the doubt thinking that maybe he didn't see the motorcyclist coming. However, with all that swerving, he was most likely texting. He could've also been drunk or falling asleep which are practically the same. At least traffic was so bad that everyone was moving slowly. Otherwise the outcome might have been worse.

I met the animator of Frolo and Ursula of the Disney movies and she gave me some good tips on finding colors for my graphic novel. That was pretty cool. She used to work with my husband, so I knew about her work before I met her. I think I did a good job of not geeking out when I met her. I also met a traditional Disney animator who worked on Fox and the Hound back in the day. You don't meet that kind of talent every day.

I was frustrated with the drawings I was doing for my graphic novel this week. I showed them to my son and his friends at school to get their opinion since they are the age of my target audience/readership. Kids are brutally honest, so I got some good feedback. I'm still worried about the style of the GN but I've done more research this week and learned a lot so I'm making progress.

What are you celebrating?
Check out the blogs below for your reading pleasure and please visit our hosts' blogs:
Lexa Cain: http://lexacain.blogspot.com/
L.G. Keltner http://lgkeltner.blogspot.co.uk/
Tonja Drecker http://tonjadrecker.blogspot.com/
If you would like to join our blog hop, visit Lexa Cain's blog for info.

1.

Lexa Cain2.Fiction and Film
3.Writing Off the Edge4.Kidbits
5.TheCyborgMom6.Thoughts and Ideas from Deanie Humphrys-Dunne
7.Intentional Insights with S. Kelley Harrell8.Constantine
9.My Miracle Life10.Writing, Reading, and the Pursuit of Dreams
11.Lara Lacombe12.TF Walsh
13.Life, Yoga and Other Adventures14.Suzanne Furness
15.Elizabeth Seckman16.Avalon
17.My Baffling Brain18.Planet Kimberly
19.Shah Wharton20.Victorian Scribbles
21.Tanya Miranda22.Ann - A Friend of Jesus 2013
23.Special Teaching At Pempi's Palace24.Square Pegs
25.Patricia's Place26.Anne Higa
27.My Antimatter Life28.Bouquet of Books
29.Lightravellerkate30.Curious As A Cathy
31.Glennie's Random Ramblings32.In My Own Words
33.Tamara Narayan, Author34.My Creatively Random Life
35.Yvonne Ventresca36.Two Book Minimum
37.On Becoming a Writer38.Decadent Kane
39.Stacy Uncorked40.Sharon Himsl--Shells, Tales & Sails
41.Cloud Nine Girl

Friday, April 7, 2017

Celebrate The Small Things - April 7, 2017




Ever since I heard about the Scholastic Graphix contest, I've been working on a graphic novel to enter. The contest was announced at Comic Con in July 2016, but I didn't hear about it until November. I really could have used those extra four months to work on my GN, but I did the best I could with the time I had. It took me a few months to finish the drawn thumbnails with dialogue. I practically used the whole ream of paper. Here is a picture of all 180 pages:

It is so much easier to revise a GN than to revise a novel! With a novel, it takes so long to try to find the spot you want to revise. You have to go back pages and pages or thousands of words to find the right words or paragraphs to add to or delete from. With GN panels, you don't have to go back so many pages to find the panels to change. For the panels I wanted to delete, I just put an X in the corner and was done with it. To add, all I had to do was draw a panel on a separate piece of paper and insert it next to the page I was adding to.

I really loved the process of creating a graphic novel. This is the way I want to go about writing my stories from now on. I've been working on a novel for several years and am seriously thinking about turning it into a GN instead.

Anyway, back to the celebration. I was able to complete the 12 pages required for the contest and turn them in on time on April 1. It did not go smoothly, though. I had to learn a new program to ink and color the GN which took me a week just to get the basics down for what I needed. The colors on my Wacom tablet did not match what was on the computer screen. I didn't have Adobe to convert my file to PDF so I had to download it MINUTES before the deadline. The colors on the PDF looked terrible! The colored file ended up exceeding the required size which I didn't realized until AFTER I submitted it. Even though I compressed the file, it didn't change the size. So, I ended up submitting the black and white line version I had saved before I colored it. I submitted the entry 7 minutes before the deadline! My husband didn't think the file attached so he wanted me to do it again. He and my two sons were looking at the time and FREAKING OUT. They were all screaming so I couldn't think. I apparently pasted my artist statement in the box with the synopsis in my haste so they were screaming at me to redo it. It was crazy.

It turned out that I had the deadline date and time wrong. I thought it was midnight between March 31 and April 1. After thinking that I was disqualified for the file being too big I was depressed, but I started to put the black and white PDF together which makes a smaller size. I read the rules again and saw that the deadline was 11:59pm April 1. So, I actually submitted it a day early by accident! I ended up submitting the black and white version.

I worked so hard on this GN. I'm sure all of you writers can relate. I barely got any sleep during the last month, especially the last week. I didn't sleep for the last two days and only got 3 hours of sleep on the days prior. And that was just for 12 pages! I have 168 to go!

The computer program really slowed me down since I was learning it from scratch, but I love that program now (Clip Studio Paint). Now I have more time to learn how to do more things with it.

I still have a lot to do for this graphic novel (choose or create a better font, make the design more appealing, create model sheets), but I'm so happy I was able to submit an entry before the deadline.

Oh! I'm also celebrating that I learned how to make my own font for this graphic novel by watching a video on YouTube. YouTube is awesome! I learned how to use Clip Studio Paint from YouTube as well.

What are you celebrating?

The hosts of this blog hop are:
Lexa Cain: www.lexacain.blogspot.com
L.G. Keltner: http://lgkeltner.blogspot.co.uk/
Tonja Drecker: http://tonjadrecker.blogspot.com/

If you want to join this blog hop, please go to Lexa's site for info.

Please visit our hosts and the links below to support my fellow blog hoppers. Have a great day!

1.

Lexa Cain2.Fiction and Film
3.Writing Off the Edge4.Kidbits
5.TheCyborgMom6.Thoughts and Ideas from Deanie Humphrys-Dunne
7.Intentional Insights with S. Kelley Harrell8.Constantine
9.My Miracle Life10.Writing, Reading, and the Pursuit of Dreams
11.Lara Lacombe12.TF Walsh
13.Life, Yoga and Other Adventures14.Suzanne Furness
15.Elizabeth Seckman16.Avalon
17.My Baffling Brain18.Planet Kimberly
19.Shah Wharton20.Victorian Scribbles
21.Tanya Miranda22.Ann - A Friend of Jesus 2013
23.Special Teaching At Pempi's Palace24.Square Pegs
25.Patricia's Place26.Anne Higa
27.My Antimatter Life28.Bouquet of Books
29.Lightravellerkate30.Curious As A Cathy
31.Glennie's Random Ramblings32.In My Own Words
33.Tamara Narayan, Author34.My Creatively Random Life
35.Yvonne Ventresca36.Two Book Minimum
37.On Becoming a Writer38.Decadent Kane
39.Stacy Uncorked40.Sharon Himsl--Shells, Tales & Sails