Friday, February 5, 2016

more questions than answers

Have you ever started a project and halfway into it you realized you had more questions than answers? That seems to be the case for me at this stage, but remember; 

It's supposed to be hard. If it wasn't hard, everyone would do it. The "hard" is what makes it great.

With the new book idea I am trying to figure out how I want to proceed but more importantly, what is the best way to proceed. Here is the dilemma, I am looking at publishing my book through Amazon and with this I need to make the decision as to what readers will be used to view my book. You see I don't know if there are more readers that handle color nowadays or if the majority still do b&w only. For my cartoons I need to do them in one of three ways; pencils sketch, pen n ink, full color probably water color.  I think any of the three choices would look good but I lean towards either the pencil sketches or the water color illustrations. If I go the direction of color then I could always have the first portion of the book the water color illustrations and then in the back of the book let folks see the original cartoon sketch.

One thing that has always been the case and the motivation for this book is that people will look at the cartoons and give me their version of what they think the object would be saying. I have always loved the way the people have become part of the cartoon and hope I can set up the book that this continues to be the case. As I am writing this, on the radio is Martina McBride's "Anyway", wow what a reminder that no matter how this plays out I need to do this just to be able to say I did.

You can chase a dream
That seems so out of reach
And you know it might not never come your way
Dream it anyway

God is great
But sometimes life ain't good
And when I pray
It don't always turn out like I think it should
But I do it anyway
I do it anyway

Martina McBride "Anyway"

as always, 

Good night and may God bless

No comments:

Post a Comment