Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Insecure Writer's Support Group: Creative Outlets


Happy February!

It is once again the time for the Insecure Writer's Support Group! Please visit Alex J. Cavanaugh and the IWSG site to join in with the rest of us anxious writers.

Exactly one week ago, I started my Kickstarter campaign to commission a cover artist for my book. One day after I was at 28% of my goal. As I was writing an update for this week, I was at 58% of my goal. By the time I sent the update, I was at 63% of my goal. I still have 37 days left, and I'm reeling. I know a lot of my friends and family have been waiting for me to do this, though, so their support right now is amazing. My biggest anxiety for this month is whether I'll reach the goal (I know, I know), but also as an insecure writer, I just anxious as to whether or not people will like it once its out there. Agents didn't seem to get it, and while I didn't send out nearly as many queries as I wanted, I knew if I kept trying to query, I would lose all will to keep doing this. The support I've gotten so far has refueled me, so I'm going to keep going!

The question for this month took me back to my pre-college days: Besides writing, what other creative outlets do you have?

Of course if you've followed me all this way even from the old blog, you know I love to draw on occasion, sometimes even paint (I have a makeshift art studio in our music nook. I haven't really painted a THING yet, but I do have ideas and plans in the works). When I first applied to the University of the Arts, it was to major in Illustration, so I had to create a portfolio. Here are the sketches that got me into the Summer program. One was supposed to be Orlando Bloom, but...whatever. hahaha

This is actually the first sketch of Jonnie I ever did, back in 2004.

This is my foot lol.

Chitose from Chobits

My cat Kayla Gene (may she rest in peace, probably by now. I thought I was allergic to her, so I gave her up) at her bowl.



Good sketch but bad pic of Orlando Bloom hahaha.

16 comments:

  1. Fingers crossed for continued good luck with the Kickstarter campaign! :)

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  2. Good job! You'll hit it - don't worry.
    You need to do more painting and drawing.

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    1. Thank you! I had a big concept idea for paintings that I really need to work on.

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  3. Best of luck with the book cover! And your project, "It's a role-playing (video) game in book form!" sounds fascinating.

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  4. Wow, that's amazing about all the support you've received so far for your Kickstarter campaign! Many congrats!

    And how fun to see some of your old sketches! It's especially cool to see one of Jonnie, way-back-when. Best of luck with those paintings you plan to do!

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    1. Thank you! I'd forgotten about the sketch until I needed some evolution pics for an update.

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  5. Happy IWSG Day! Returning the visit (smile) Blessings ✨

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  6. I've so envious of people who can draw! Congrats on the fast success of your kickstarter campaign!

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    1. It takes me too much concentration, but I love doing it! :D And thank you!

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  7. Good luck with the spoon cover!

    www.ficklemillennial.blogspot.com

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  8. Good luck with your kickstarter campaign! Love the drawings :-)

    Ronel visiting for Feb's IWSG Day Being an Insecure Writer -- And Happy About It

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