We are close to the end of March and I have been trying to get my layout done. I am struggling with placement of my photos. For my first book, I had photos match poems but with this book I feel like I should center the photos in the middle of the book. I keep going back and forth on this and just don’t know what to do. I am hoping to figure this out by the time I finish shooting (taking pictures, don’t want any mix-up) and maybe then it will be crystal clear.
I have been getting in some photography lately, which seriously has boost my creativity. With that said, I also have gotten two budding photographers, my kids, taking photos for “your book Mom!” I love that in my journey to be an author, it has been a great example for my kids. Sharing with them the process (doesn’t happen overnight), struggles (layout and editing and marketing), and then the reward (seeing my book in print and doing author events), is a life lesson that I am lucky enough to share with my children.
As for now, I will go back to my dilemma, and use it as a learning experience, this time patience.
Now that it is Spring (YAY!!) I will be able to get out there and start shooting (taking pictures) again for images for the new book. With that said, I am going to have to push my release date back to late May/early June. I was really hoping to have it done earlier but its just not the case.
I just saw this amazing band from Toronto, Walk Off The Earth (I am a huge fan), in Chicago recently. I was right up by the stage and was able to take some amazing photos. I have contacted them and I am hoping for the go ahead to use a couple of pictures in the new book. Their creativity has just blown me away, in an industry that looks for over the top flare. They keep it simple, yet can add such excitement when they are out there on tour or in their videos. Its nice to know that even in this day in age where so many things are green screened and electrically alter, there are still artists who use their creativity to bring to life their visions. Not to mention, their music has helped get me out of my writer’s block(s) a few times. Y’all show look them up on YouTube, you won’t be disappointed.
Speaking of creativity, look really close to the bubble in the photo below. Do you see it?
Until next time…
Enjoy your journey,