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Is the dream coming into fruition?

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Rollin’ like a mutha!

We are half way through the month of September and I am already seeing some great results with my children’s book The Cruddy Fairies. I cannot believe how fast the project is coming together after I made a decision to swallow the failure of hiring an inept artist. Let this be a lesson to not stay on a path because you feel “too invested” in what you have already done. Remember that your time is worth something too and you make no money sitting, waiting, and wishing.

Above you can see one of the first colored illustrations from the artist. This dude is a rock star! Just looking at his work inspires me to come up with more stories for him to illustrate.

To kickstart or not to kickstart?

My wonderful wife raised the question on whether I should kickstart this project to help pay for the publishing. The truth is that no matter how great I feel the book is the chances that it will be a runaway success is pretty limited. But you never know! So I am gonna blow up every channel I can with my story and see what happens. So if I do start a kickstarter campaign I will be posting the details here for nobody to read 🙂  Keep it real homies!



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  • Kayla Brinker October 18, 2015, 3:19 pm

    Hey Shawn!
    I’m checking out your blog for the first time and I’m loving it! I’m so so happy that you are going through with your book, I didn’t know you were still working on it! That illustration is amazing and I can tell the artwork is going to be perfect. Honestly, it is WAY better than something I would have done.

    I’m happy to see you pursuing your dream and it’s super inspiring 🙂

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