I’m almost finished with the children’s book version of Cowgirls Don’t Ride Zebras! I mean, it’s finished, I’m just awaiting approval of the final file versions. I printed a couple of proof copies and made some slight adjustments here and there, moving images a little, fixing a couple of typos that were missed in all my extensive editing sessions... It’s so crazy to finally hold this book in my hand. Jack has heard the story about four or five times. The first night we had a copy in the house, he wanted to read it again immediately after we finished. So, that’s good, right? He knows that I wrote the book and the play for him. This morning, he said, “Your play is very special.” You have no idea, kid.
The play version is also moving right along. There’s a cast, and the designers are finding ways to bring the animals to life. I’m getting more and more excited as we get closer and closer to the production. I know Jack is already excited about seeing the play.
For the start of the new year, my wife and I had a “family production meeting” in which we discussed the projects that we’d each be focusing on this year. I have three in particular. The hard part is adjusting to a new lifestyle and schedule. Having spent 8 years at a retail job with a constantly shifting retail schedule, I had created a particular way of working. Now, I have a new day job with a set schedule, and I’m having trouble adjusting. What does it look like to get the creative work done with my new schedule? I’m not sure yet, but we have a couple of ideas. It’s going to take a lot of teamwork for each of us to finish the projects we’d like to complete. There’s a lot to balance.
Happy new year, and let’s get to work!
As always, be excellent to each other.