This week has been just as cray (can I say that?). The book is coming to a close, but not until November 1st. I have a couple more drawings to do,though the edits are the biggest time suck. It’s tricky because while I know what needs to be changed, it’s less cut and dry. The other weeks I knew I had 10 drawings to do then I was done. Now all of the decisions I put off and details I said I’d redo if I had time are here. I have to be decisive and I have to be quick. 100 is a lot to work with. It turns out that when each caption stands alone, they’re tricky to edit. I’ve been emailing friends, my agent and editor with variations of the same sentence, maybe one uses a comma and the other with an ellipses. I’m in the home stretch. I just got a couple of hours of sleep Monday night while last night I passed out for nine. I’ve given up on balance entirely, which is not okay. I won’t worry about it unless it’s November 5th and I’m still eating cinnamon rolls at 3:30 AM.
I’m really proud of the book. I’m excited to, in a year, point out some of the earlier drawings compared to the latest. I’ve improved so much; that alone has made this journey worthwhile. (plus there are one billion other reasons.)