Friday, February 23, 2007

Be Careful What You Wish For... It Just Might Land In Your Lap!

Panic! Excitement! Terror! Joy!

Today has been absolutely INSANE!!! I got a call from the local author that I am working with that Nimbus Publishing in Nova Scotia answered his query letter. Not only are they willing to review the manuscript that my sister and I helped him polish, but they will look at my artwork as well!! I made sure that he put this line in his query letter:

“I am working with a published illustrator here in Monition who has been able to offer me some advice. She has advised me that most publishers prefer to assign their own illustrators to projects, but has agreed to prepare some drawings for this story as samples for her own portfolio. If you wish to see the full manuscript, with or without some sample illustrations, please contact me at your convenience.”

They answered that this was indeed correct, but that they were interested in seeing what said illustrator had done with the characters. So tonight, Paul came by to show me the final printout of the manuscript and approve/ offer feedback on the main pencil sketch as well as the two character sketches. By Monday, all three will be final illustrations.

On top of that, I got a phone call from a client that is going to require totally reworking a layout that sat on their desks for a few days while they were busy with something else, but now they need the new proofs (with WAY too much information crammed into a page to look nice) redone for Monday!!

I know that it is better to be busy than bored... but this is a bit too crazy.

I can’t believe that they will look at both his story and my pictures!!!!! EEEEEEEeeeeeeeeeeeee!


Geri said...

Blessings fall like raindrops!!! :) Take a deep breath and enjoy! :) You deserve it!

Erica said...

You must be over the moon! What wonderful things are coming your way. It's going to be your year!

Congrats! You've certainly worked hard enough for it - enjoy it, revel in it and then hurry up and get back to work! :-)

Lori-Ann said...

Wow. I'm so happy for you. When good times come your way, soak it up! That way you have memories to draw from when times are tough.