I don’t feel like I have that much exciting progress to report today although we have taken some significant steps forward.
I have approved Sarah’s sketch of the cover and of the Nana Duck character. This means that Sarah can really get moving now as time is running on, I can’t believe that it is the 16th July already. She is now going to be painting the cover illustration and then moving on to the sketching of the rest of the book. I can’t wait to see it. Whenever I’m flagging a bit, seeing a new bit of the artwork always re-energizes me.
My time has been spent mainly on Kickstarter since my last post. I have decided on my project title (Nana Duck | An illustrated children’s book) and have written a short blurb to go with it. This is meant to give people a sense of what the project is about. I hope that the following sums it up quite well: A light-hearted story about the important role that grandparents play and the funny things that kids say! I’ve picked my profile picture, written a short bio and have my reward structure sorted. It feels like it is progressing well but of course the big challenges are to come.
I am still waiting for information from the printers so that I can choose my paper, the size of the book and the finish. This will have a big impact on price and therefore on my target for Kickstarter. I also haven’t yet started on the dreaded video or the project description. I’ve spent a lot of time looking at other projects and feeling quite overwhelmed by how good they are.
My wonderful husband is working on the website as I type. Rather him than me! As well as the usual stuff (pictures, layout, design, online shop) he is going to be making a short Nana Duck game that will be playable for free. I’m very much looking forward to seeing it and playing it. It is fun trying to think of ways to make the website more attractive/interesting but we mustn’t get distracted from the main task at hand – getting everything ready for our Kickstarter launch on Saturday 5th August if all goes to plan.