So glad you could make it to the latest episode of the "Saturday" update, which accounts for 24% of your recommended daily allowance of "Saturday" (according to the FDA, or Facetious Drawing Administration). I've been considering a chewable vitamin that would double that dosage, but I'm just not sure about the legality or morality of such an endeavor. But it would be snosberry flavored, so...bonus.
So, to fill you in briefly on the book progress: Still editing.
There. How's that for brevity? If you want more, continue reading this section. If not, skip down to the bit with pictures. Sometimes I think you only want me for my pictures. Well, let me tell you something, Mister (or Missus): "Saturday" isn't just a pretty book to oggle, it has a brain and a heart. Not LITERALLY. That would be super gross. But, I mean, there are jokes and hopefully some emotions. I'm getting off track here. I was supposed to be giving you an update on progress. I'm editing one page and one panel at a time. The process is going faster and will, theoretically, continue to speed up as I get further into the book where fewer edits are required.
I'm also still looking for an agent and publisher. I can't say that's much fun. It's mostly research followed by brief, polite requests made of very busy people followed by a long, uncomfortable silences. Like the last time I asked Aunt Agnes for money (pulls at collar in Rodney Dangerfield-esque manner).
Ok: If you were skipping the progress update, jump in here:
There's a reason the edits are going faster lately: More experience. When I started "Saturday" I thought I knew what I was doing and what I really wanted. And I did, vaguely.
Think of it like cooking a meal with like, a thousand courses. When I was making those first courses, I mostly had the recipe but didn't always have the ingredients I needed. So if I didn't have sugar, sometimes I would just substitute salt. They're both white and granular, right? It'll prob be fine, bro. Suffice it to say, whole courses had to be re-cooked because they were totes grody, as the French would say.
Now the whole meal is pretty much sitting on the table. Don't worry: Most of it will keep. There aren't many perishables in the meal (I managed not to reference "Wrecking Ball" or "Farmville" in the book). Now it's just a matter of looking for and fixing small trouble spots, like dees:
Small changes to Elizabeth's character model. That's it. Just some minor face alterations (sounds like something a snooty bully would say just before he/she punches the crud out of you) and bigger hair. Long, beautiful hair. Shinin', sheenin', gleamin' flaxin waxin. Here baby, there mama, everywhere daddy daddy.
So there you go.
Ok, I actually have to go ask Aunt Agnes for money.