Sunday, December 13, 2009


I miss my blog friends.

I won't be around blogland much for a while, because at least for now I need to focus on other things. Sometimes life throws you a curve.

It looks like some of my dreams will have to be put on hold for a while, too - but I'll find a way to get back to writing and illustrating.

Even though I won't be visiting much, I'll be thinking about you and wishing you all the best.

Hope to be back soon.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Post NaNo Help, Art Contests, and Proof that Life Really is Stranger than Fiction

A few random finds I thought I’d pass along:

For writers - Here’s something you might be interested in, particularly if you're in the process of revising your manuscript. To celebrate the end of NaNoWriMo, author Roz Morris is offering a free PDF download of her book, Nail Your Novel. She describes it as “a writing buddy in a book. It holds the reader’s hand every step of the way, from the blank sheet of paper to the finished manuscript.” If you’ve been struggling with any part of the writing process, this book may provide the inspiration you need to assess your material and successfully continue your project. Click here to find out how to download a copy.

For artists - Art supplier Jerry’s Artarama is holding a series of art contests. There’s still time to enter several of them. I didn’t notice any entry fees, but specific products may need to be purchased to create your entry. If you’ve been looking for an excuse to try out some new materials anyway, check out the contest guidelines here.

And, for anyone who just needs a break (I’m guessing that’s everyone), have you visited My Life is Average? It’s my new favorite place to remember how funny and surprising normal life can be. Who knew celebrating mediocrity could be so much fun?