Today, I received contracts from Paraclete Press. I'm not scheduled to start sketching 'Enkelin' until December, about the time when ‘Ron’ will be winding down. But, I learned some disheartening news about my authors. As I said in an earlier post, one of the co-authors for ‘Ron’ recently passed away. And my editor at Paraclete informed me of some sad news about the author of 'Enkelin'. You can read more about it here (download the whole story). This news creates a sense of urgency, over and beyond what is already a tight schedule.
I’m considering illustrating both books simultaneously, but don't know if I can realistically do that. I did so with ‘Valentine’ and ‘Summer Sun Risin!’ but, that was before I had a small child in the home. And don’t forget, 'Zoom' is still buzzing around in the clouds, ready to land anytime, justas soon as the paper engineer finishes the mechanics. One day at a time; that’s my motto.