Feb. 10th, 2016

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Feels like ages since I posted anything.

First off, poor Ginger hurt her back and is on bed rest. Unfortunately bed rest does not compute to her little doggy mind and because she's on pain medication, all she wants to do is run around. But she can't for two to three weeks, so I have to keep her penned up in my room. Except she's quite the escape artist when she wants to be. We also have foster kittens, who she wants to play with constantly, and whines when she can't because they hopped out of the blockade I set up to keep Ginger in my room, which she escapes whenever I leave. Two to three weeks of this. Fun times! :P

I've also decided that I'm going to make a goal to draw more. I've been trying to figure out ways to bring more attention to my author blog, and from what I've observed, it's my really, really short stories and artwork I post that get the most views and even likes. So I want to start doing more concept art for upcoming novels, which means I need to hone my art skills.

Plus I've heard it said time and again that when it comes to advertising yourself you need to do whatever will draw in your target audience. My main target audience are fantasy readers, but other than the obvious writing fantasy novels and getting them published - which takes time - and writing short stories - which also takes time, probably even more so than writing a novel since I'm not a fan of writing short stories - I could never figure out what else to do to help draw in fantasy readers. Talk about fantasy stuff, I suppose, but I've yet to come up with a specific topic that isn't gear more toward writers than readers.

But lately I've been feeling like art is the way to go, and not just because of the veiws on my art posts. I don't know if this is the same for most people who read fantasy, but every time I come across a peice of fantasy art based on or made for a particular fantasy book, it's made me curious about that book. Not that it made me rush out and buy the book, but I did add it to my mental "book to look into" list. My art won't be anything spectacular, but if it draws in the curious looking for something to read, all the better.


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