As I prepare to kick up my heels and disappear solo into the wilds of Scotland, I felt moved to celebrate the FRICKIN' MARVELLOUS PROGRESS that Megan and I have made on the book illustrations over the summer:
Yep - that's right - we are nearly finished!! We only have another nine drawings to sign off for The Strong Man, two of which are already almost done. Turns out releasing expectations of how fast we would work was probably the best thing I could have done, because we sped up exponentially as soon as I accepted it was unlikely we'd be done in time for Christmas this year.
I'm still not sure exactly when publication will be, as we still have a lot of photoshopping to do to tidy the drawings up and get them ready for print, but at this rate it won't be terribly far away. I reckon however, that we should be good to go for Edinburgh Book Festival next summer.
This time next year Rodney... ;-)