You are probably wondering why I changed my mind about self publishing.
I was going ahead with that and then unexpectedly was contacted by Schiffer. After talking to them it was clear to me that they were going to allow me creative freedom, they didn’t want to change or alter anything I didn’t want changed or altered. That was my biggest fear about going with a major publisher – that it would become Mary-el light.
I still had to think long and hard about it and I had to consider, who would be best able to bring this into the world? I had to conclude that they were. And, I was worried I wouldn’t be able to do a book with it at this time beyond a LWB if I self published but with them I can!
So there you go!
I’m still going to do some tweaking with the borders and titles a bit. Otherwise I now have a deadline for writing the book, which I have already started.
So far I have mostly pulled in all of my notes and documents I have done over the years and that was a job in itself. Im trying to organize it and then I’ll start going through it. I noticed from the start that some of this is so old it isn’t that relevent anymore. It’s good to see how the images came together but my ideas about them are more mature now. It’s funny to find some of these old notes that seemed insignifigant at the time but was really an important seed for the future structure. By far the most written about are the Hierophant and the 5s followed by, strangely enough, the High Priestess.
Oh yeah, and then I’ll have more time to paint vs. doing business.