Today… I finally handed in a piece I began working on over a year ago. This piece was originally meant to be handed in during January 2021! But, then I had a guest lecturer come in and discuss Crime so 🤷🏾♀️ I did a complete 360 and decided to hand in my Crime piece.
The piece I handed in today, is a blend of contemporary Sci-Fi and Graphic Medicine.
Although I havent changed the writing, I did have to draw the images to get the graphic element included 😅 and drawing ✍️ doesn’t come to me as easily as writing does.
I can picture things in my mind but translating them is the difficult thing. All my book covers were my vision but I didn’t create them. Designers actually did the work on those. However, I think I’m improving 😌. I managed to draw a spider 🕷 with procreate and I did the drawings for my graphic novel using a paper and markers. So perhaps 🤷🏾♀️ I’ll hone the skills. I even did a splashpage!
My issue was actually about getting my physical drawings on my piece. My tutor Clari told me how to scan them using my iPad but they are scanned as a PDF and my word document wouldn’t allow me to add them… Or maybe I just didn’t know how to. I’m not especially tech savvy. Instead I found a snipping app on my phone and turned my scans into JPEGs and added them as images to my word document. It did work… yay! 🎉🎊🎉
This semester is almost over… woo and Ramadan starts tomorrow… Double woo. I’m planning to do my own drawings for my children’s book 📖 and I’m going to invest in Atticus so I can do my own formatting and go back to Independent publishing. It’s just so much easier. I really want to release my crime novel through Kindle Vella but currently it’s not open to non USA residents or it is but not in the UK 🇬🇧