If I Were A Good Man, I’d Understand The Spaces Between Friends

Okay, so I’ve been awake since about 2:30AM. Tired to get back to sleep. Didn’t work. So I got u and started working. At first I thought it was going to be a writing day, but it’s sort of turned into another graphic design day, at least for the moment. Here’s what I’m working on:
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As you can probably tell if you’ve been following me over the last couple of weeks, I am preparing things for this year’s NaNoWriMo/Richard Burley novel, PERPETUAL TUESDAY, the sequel to TERMINAL MONDAY. It might be a little hard for you to see what it is I’m doing, because it’s subtle, ginchy work to make the bevel of the golden lettering look more authentically beveled and golden, like I did with the TERMINAL MONDAY logo a few years ago.

This sort of stuff can be faked at small sizes, but the only way to make it really work in close up is to go in and cut and shape every part of the bevel. I use a little trick I devised while studying some other techniques, using the Divide tool in Illustrator to break up an outline of the main logo into sections before tweaking and colouring. I’ll probably produce a final image for you to look at once I get the whole of the logo complete, just so you can see the effect I’m going for.

Anyway, the writing plan is to spend a bit of time trying to work on THE APPROXIMATE DISTANCE TO LIMBO, last year’s successful return to NaNoWriMo/Richard Burley novel writing. I say successful, because I managed something like 74000 words in a month, but sadly, the novel still isn’t complete, and I’ve been meaning to get back and finish it up (and publish it) all year long. However, I won’t be doing it for NaNoWriMo this year, because I really want to get started on PT. I’d like to get TAD2L finished before the new year, so I can edit and sell it, and go back to work writing and editing PT. I’ve fallen severely behind on my plans to turn out a few books a year, so I’ve got to get back to work and hope that I’m not just indulging in wishful thinking, like I did last year.

So that’s it for show and tell today. Hope you liked it. Especially hoping you’ll like it enough to buy the book when it’s ready (and hoping it won’t take five-to-six years to write and publish, like TM did)

Thank you for reading. Comments appreciated, but not required.


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