I have GOT to figure out if there’s a way to import posts from my Instagram straight to WordPress! Anyway, there are a couple of new posts on it, one being a work in progress of a fine art piece and one being some “visual notes” for my novel.
I think I’m also going to start using WordPress to catalogue my efforts to gain funding for writing and art related costs, like editing services, or paint. We’ll see!
I have a nice solid week’s vacation coming up next week and I am SO PUMPED about all the painting and writing that are going to be finished by the time I trudge back into work!
Oh, I’m also thinking of editing some of my older writing that was Patreon-exclusive in 2016 and posting that, along with some of the art from that time period. Just can’t decide if I want that to be something in the blog updates or in its own portfolio page! I’m also thinking that I might start crossposting my public posts on Patreon to here as well and vice-versa- we’ll see! I have a couple of days to mull it over before I have all this uncategorized free time on my hands.
Go to sleep, Pinterest. You can find my unsplash.com account here if you’re interested in the types of collections I’m curating or curious to see what sort of visual inspiration I’m using for either my fine art or my writing, and having free-to-use access to photos I can credit back to the original photographer is also fantastic.
LITERALLY… the only thing I wish was different is the search function. I would prefer a “search within results” kind of deal so that when I search for apples-the-fruit I don’t get page after page of apples-the-tech. But I honestly highly recommend it for curating aesthetics, collecting reference images, or just appreciating neat photos.
(And it’s not that I’m hating on Pinterest, exactly- it’s great for recipes and crafting, but not for “i need a dozen high resolution photos of rocks that I can manipulate to my heart’s content for fun and profit” type photo-gathering.)
Oh! And NASA has an unsplash page, too, so, you know, that’s pretty great. I have no idea if NASA has a Pinterest.
BUT…. I’ve also been binge-watching all of Fargo. So. (I’d already seen the movie and season one a bunch of times, but I finally saw the rest of it. SO GOOD.)
These two are my favorite guys, I’m not gonna lie. I love Wrench and Numbers …… so much… although Hanzee Dent is, to be fair, a close second.
I had been nervous about starting up a Ko-Fi but I’m gonna try it out! The link is on my About Me page but I’m also going to post it here because I’m still learning how to figure out the coding for this stuff, haha.
Alas, I’ve been so busy, but I found like, .5 minute to draw an ominous orb.
The bit where you can’t proceed mentally with the story because you realized, 150 pages in, that you forgot to put in every major instance of foreshadowing and flashbacking that would have led up to your character doing the thing he’s about to do, so you go and start editing bits into the existing manuscript.
LOL, I need to stop procrastinating and get the rest of this plot banged out, seeing as I’m going to be doing heavy edits and additions no matter what I do.
That time of year when you realize you have to do ALL THE THINGS…
Some drawings for fun since I have slightly more time now! Featuring my favorite two disastrous heroic old fools, and their alternate forms! Also yes I do believe Toshinori is like 55-58 by the time of the show, making him Grunkle Stan’s age or only slightly younger. If the various timeline stuff didn’t convince me, that terrible banana pinstripe suit did.
Nanowrimo was a success! I am still writing the first draft, but on the 30th I validated my wordcount at 57425 words! My goal is to be done with the first draft and sending it to my beta readers by the 20th, and to start the new year by editing, revising, and adding in any bits that I forgot to write the first time around!