Writers often share stories of being blocked. They sit down to write and the white screen mocks them or their characters are in a pickle without a clear exit plan. Twitter, especially, is filled with stories about being blocked.
So I ask you…how do YOU get un-blocked? What are the techniques or events that have lead you to your breakthroughs?
Here’s one of the photos taken for my recent work in progress, Bee Wars.
This will be the third of my children’s books which are illustrated by pictures I take and then translate into comic style images using the app Clip2Comic.
The books take a great deal of time to put together even after the story is written. Models have to pretend a great deal, not always easy with a camera in their faces. I take between 150-200 photos to get the 25-30 I need for the book.
As a reminder (wink, wink) my first two children’s books with the wonderful models who helped bring the story to life:
While I was pleased with finally putting my 150 cartoon collection together in a paperback form, I was shocked with the price of having it on KDP (or Imgram Sparks, which I also checked). This is what happens when you print a book in all color. Yikes.
Armed with the results from the survey, I decided to find a better way of sharing my Goldfish Diaries collection. Would some be interested in a straightforward digital collection? I hope so.
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sailaway from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” ~ Mark Twain