My October was a productive one. I finished my class on typography, wrote a book (more details soon), practiced with watercolour pencils and began renovations on my mums office.
I really enjoyed my class on Typography. My final grade was 80 (which is thankfully still a HD by my Uni’s marking system, phew). I had hoped I would get something a bit higher, because I had been working very hard. Once I have the result for my last assessment I am going to contact my teacher and see where I could have improved, to make sure that I haven’t missed the obvious. I only had good comments in the discussion boards and was constantly working to improve what I was creating, as well as reading extra books and material about Typography. I guess sometimes, you either get stuck in a certain thought bubble or… have a teacher that is really particular with their marking… Either way, it’s a motivator to do better in my next class.
I have written and illustrated another children’s book. I have not yet realised it online, but I am hoping that I might be able to have everything ready to share in a week or two. I want to get the print version right before sharing and I am also waiting on the registration of the ISBNs. I ordered one copy, but realised I needed to make some changes, so I am waiting for that to arrive so I can review it and see what I will do next. I contacted a number of local printers, and it was cheaper to use Blurb (especially when they have a discount running). I had thought about doing a post on how I create a book, but didn’t think I was really qualified to do it… I guess it might still be interesting to view my current process and compare it later?
I have also practiced with watercolour pencils and been renovating my mum’s office. We finally have some warmer days for painting, but ran out of paint. I thought that 6 litres would be enough, but didn’t realise that the paint would be so thick. Always get more than you need (I think I told myself this before) haha. I have also been watching Westworld and The Walking Dead S7 (omg, all the feels).
As November ticks over, it also means the start of another NaNoWriMo. I am going to have another try this year, not sure how I will go. You can add me if you are also taking part. Good luck to anyone that is doing it.
Hope you have a great November!