Saturday, 23 January 2010

Getting started!

It's all very well when you go to a meeting, and show people stuff, and they like it and say 'Yes, great, we want to go with it....' Then you have to come up with the goods, and actually get the job done! I am trying not to be like a frightened (Stepford) Rabbit, frozen in headlights, and move this project along to its next step. I thought if I could get a decent working rough of the whole thing, that would be a good starting point for the publishers to comment / change / edit / abort (Well, hopefully not abort!) So, that's my task for the weekend; no fancy wine bars, retail therapy or ballgowns for me! Nah, I don't do any of that stuff...well, the bit about retail therapy is true! Oh, any advice would be welcome - I am kind of copying what I've seen other people do on the web, as I haven't a clue really!

Friday, 22 January 2010

One Small Step for Man, One Giant Leap for a Small Orange Tiger! (And some Bunnies)

Well, I can't actually believe this has happened - but it has! 'Fluffville Saves Energy' is going to be published! I went along to the meeting, presented my dummy book, facts and figures - and they said Yes! I now have a lot of work to do, as we are working to a tight deadline, and need to get the books into schools and libraries by the end of March! This means I have to seriously get drawing, and of course, I have to do my schools visits and everything else as normal. Maybe I'll be allowed one day a week to work from home, that would be nice!

Thursday, 21 January 2010

Familar Territory!

It's funny; a year later and here I am, back at my desk with my little attention-seeking kitten squeezing me off the edge! I'm making up a mock-up of the Fluffville book, but this time, someone actually wants to publish it! I think I'm ready for the meeting tomorrow, apart from what to wear, of course! I was 'working from home' today, as my bed was being delivered. I had a lovely old bed, but it was just too small for Bob, Bacon and I - we had to sleep in shifts! Whilst this may be OK for lazy cats, it was not so good for me, so a New Bed had to be purchased. I'm pleased to report that it's here, and looks fantastic - although I had to lug all the boxes up the drive, as 'the lorry couldn't get up the hill'..... Ah well, good job I'm a strapping lass, eh!!

Monday, 18 January 2010

Come and have a warm-up by the fire!

Pour your self a cup of tea, and come and have a sit-down by the fire! Well, in my dreams! I hope everyone is well, and you are all having a good New Year so far. The snow has melted at last in Dumfries and Galloway, so normal service is resumed; schools open, back at work etc. I have a meeting on Wednesday to see if Tiddles will have his first book published! This is very exciting, and I have been busy preparing timescales, facts, figures and roughs for this. I'll let you know what happens, even if it's bad news - in the meantime, please keep your paws crossed for a successful outcome!
Edit 19/01/10:
Thanks, guys for your welcome comments and encouragement. The meeting has been moved to Friday at 3.30pm. I am panicking, rather, trying to make a mock-up and realising I have never done this before, and don't know what I'm doing! Better go and look at Jackie and Lynne's blogs for inspiration!