Welcome to this edition of the "Saturday"
update. If you've inadvertently stumbled on this page after searching
the vast, savage jungles of the interwebs whilst looking for something
else, here's the skinny: This is a weekly update of "Saturday", which is
an illustrated book about an imaginative little girl named India
McGreevy, her equally imaginative and somewhat neurotic parents, and a
crummy week wherein everyone's patience and imagination is tested.
speaking of everyone's patience being sorely tested, if you're one of
the saintly people who not only helped the Kickstarter campaign to
succeed but also stuck around for this long, thank you. I'm going to do
something a little different this week: I'm going to invert the
proportion of yakkity-yak to drawing. Usually, it's lots of the former
and a smidgen of the latter. Not so much this week.
quick update: The editing process is starting to pick up steam and I'm
working on the last few pages that will need moderate editing (as I get
deeper into the book, the pages need fewer edits). Which means the
editing is getting close to being done. As far as publishing goes: I
heard from another agent who said what I had heard from several other
sources: "Saturday" doesn't exactly fit neatly into any particular
category and as such, can't be easily sold by publishers.
it looks like I'll be printing and selling the book all by my lonesome.
I'm still considering running another Kickstarter campaign. Only this
one would be for a lot less money and the book would be one of the
rewards. I don't know yet, though. I feel weird about asking people for
money again. It's a pride thing. Everyone was already so generous. But
another campaign would theoretically (if it succeeded) speed up the
printing process exponentially because you wouldn't have to wait for me
to save the Benjamins. So, if you have an opinion, please chime in and
let me know. If enough people want me to move ahead, I'll do it.
Ok. Even that was too much yakkity-yak. How about an entire page to wash out the taste of all that chatter: