Because I've been receiving such enormous support for my June 1 book deadline, I thought I should update you: Goal met! In fact, I met it yesterday.
Not that the book is completed, but I know what it REALLY is. It will be a lot of tweaking and refining, but I'm so close. Here's what I have so far . . .
Working title: I'd Rather Be in the Studio!
Subtitle: How to Stop Making Excuses and Start Cultivating Collectors for Your Art
Word count: Almost 61,000 right now
Pages: 139 single spaced
Excuses (sections are titled after excuses I hear from artists all of the time–in addition to "I'd rather be in the studio!"):
- There aren't enough hours in the day to do it all.
- My art speaks for itself.
- I have no idea where to begin.
- I don't want to bother people.
- I just don't live in an "art town."
- I'm an introvert.
- I'm not rich.
I posted earlier the 5 principles for no-excuses art marketing that guide my writings and teaching.
As I said, I'll still be working on the book, but I'm going to start cooking real meals again and getting back into the garden. Heck, I might even get crazy and clean out my inbox.