Risky Business…

I’m a writer.  There, I said it….Good grief, why is that so hard to get out. Lols

I’ve written a book and I’ve sent it out to my first level of official beta readers…..Risky business having other people look at your work. :/

For some people I know that doesn’t seem like much of a risk, but for me it’s Huge.
Putting your work out there for other people to critique or just plain read it is a frightening concept. 😮

Will they like it?  Will they hate it?  Will you ever be able to look them in eye in public again?  Will you feel awesome when you hear back from them?  Will you want to bury your pen and writers notebook in the back yard to never see the light of day again?  Aaaaaaaah! 😮 😮

So for me, it’s a gigantic risk. 🙂

But now it is done.
I finished all the edits on my book…at least what I could find.  😉

After reading it over and over and over for a few months it all looks the same after a while and you find yourself in a place where you just need to be done with it and get it out of your hands. 😀

So it took me all day of hiding myself from everyone and everything and giving myself a deadline of 2pm, but I got my edits done, my beta reader critique survey form completed, printed all of it out and packaged it up for my beta readers.

Ross

As you can tell I like to do it up right.  😉

I can’t help it, I like to decorate everything with stickers and drawings…it helps me express how I’m really feeling to the person I’m communicating with…..Probably why I’m the emoticon queen.  Lols  😀

Each person got a different envelope and I tried to put something different on each of them that would fit their interests.

Ross Manuscript 2

So my precious baby is all out of my hands now.  I won’t be hearing anything back for  at least a few weeks…I hope. 😉

I asked my beta readers to give their critiques back by the end of May…I figured that should be plenty of time for them to fit it into their busy lives and not sound too pushy.

Well, no rest for the weary. I’m jumpin’ off to keep workin’ on my robot drawings and to work on my second book in the series…. The Kitchen Caper….at least that’s what I’m callin’ it for now.  Lols

TTFN,

The Bluemoon Thinker  🙂

P.S.- Calculated risks….we take them everyday.  Have you taken any calculated risks this week?  Did you put Your pride or reputation on the line this week?  Feel free to leave a line or 5 in the box below as per usual.

Happy Risk Taking!  😀

On Books, Illustrations, and Other Creative-nesses…..

My book is juuuuust about ready for Beta Reader Time (They are the coolio peeps that read over your book and say…Whoa, this is K-rud or Wow, I really enjoyed this or There are a few parts where I was a bit lost or I had a difficult time envisioning the characters or I was sucked into your book and couldn’t drag myself away!) ….I am Kinda gettin’ excited…sorta. Lols 😉

My lovely editor is reading over my book for the second time…Thank you by the way…a little shout out to my Awesome Editor!! 😀

Anyhoo, I’m working on the finishing touches so I can get it into the hands of my Betas.

So, now I have to figure out what I’m gonna do to thank my Beta Readers….cookies? bread? monies? 😮

…..Have a suggestion?  Please give me a few in the comments section. 😀

I’ve drawn some new characters for future books and I’m working on books two and three in the series. 🙂

I still haven’t finished my tooth fairy book yet, but I Will finish it. Lol

I also drew some more ideas for the picture book I’m working on and wrote down a bunch of ideas for a book I’m working on with a friend.  I’m on a Creativite-ness roll. 😀

I have a wonderful friend who we call the Sticker Lady…she’s also known as the Gingerbread Lady as well.  She’s an awesome person!  She always sends my kiddos stickers and sends me all sorts of Snoopy stuff cause I collect Peanuts. 🙂

So, I spent the past two days, when I had a few moments, painting pictures for her.  It was really fun and I’m hoping she likes them….fingers crossed.  I’m also hoping they get to her house in one piece cause I’m putting them in the mail. 🙂

We shall see what happens I suppose.

Anyhoo, tonight is my writers group meeting and I’m off to go write more stuff. 😉

TTFN,

The Bluemoon Thinker 🙂

P.S.-  Any of you out there in internet land creating anything new right now?  How’s it goin?  Leave me a line or 2 in the box below as per the usual.

Happy Creative Juicin’ 😀