The more things change…

Over the past couple of years, I’ve been working on a story. It’s a pretty cool story, and I hoping to finish it in the next couple of months. It’s the story of a young girl, Tabitha, and her pet cat, Buster, but with a twist. It is aimed at a 7-12 reading group, and will be illustrated by my closest comrade.

My dilemma is not knowing how, where or who to publish with. I don’t know whether self publishing is the way to go or whether I should be whoring myself out to every person I can find who has something to do with the publishing industry and keep my fingers crossed.

I’ve written so many stories over the years, if I’d ever tried to get published in the past and somehow succeeded, then I would probably be rich now. Instead I’m unemployed, and instead of knowing what I want to do with my life besides become a published author, I’m fairly lost. So, I’m gonna find some hum drum day job (fingers crossed for my interviews today and tomorrow) Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  my writing.

The illustrations are going to be the hard part, because I haven’t completely figured out what style of art I’d like yet. I’ve been drawing inspiration from a lot of places, one of the main sources being Apofiss on deviantart.com.

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While a Disney-esque style would be fun, I like the idea and somewhat realness of watercolour. The trick is – I can’t draw or paint or anything, and that is where my comrade comes in. One of my best friends, he’s a superb artist, and I’m sure whatever style we chose to go with is going to be great.

If I feel it might be worth something, I may put the draft on my WritingsΒ (Short Stories)Β page – however I’m sceptical of it being stolen before I even get it near a publisher haha.