katharine does some stuff

As I look at my project board for the year, I find that I’m not accomplishing as much as I’d like. This massive to-do list that glares over my shoulder is quite unfair to my have-done list (which gets erased/deleted as things are marked off). What have I done in the first quarter of 2011?

All my books are available in digital ebook format for most popular digital ebook reading devices (Nook, Kindle, Sony eReader, Kobo, Apple iBooks, etc.). Type my name into your preferred ebook app/store search field and you’ll likely turn up the first two installments of Robot of Leisure, The Curable Romantic, and 30 Failures by Age 30. I spent a couple of weeks at the turn of the new year formatting the books on my own for PDF, epub, and .doc format (for Smashwords). I have a new skill!

I spent most of February giving my official website a much needed redesign and refreshment. Now potential employers/clients and other looky-loos can gaze upon all my sundry creative pursuits.

Mere days ago I finally launched an Etsy shop for my non-Robot of Leisure crafting. Peppermint Robot Surprise is a place where I’ll list things I’ve made and you can decide whether you’d like to purchase these things. I got on a plush monster making kick a few weeks ago as a way to improve my sewing skills and do something with the fabric I’ve been stashing away for years.

I just finished the preliminary drawings for the third book in the Robot of Leisure series. My original plan to release the book in May has been scrapped. Lots of digital artwork still to complete. Lots of other plans to make. Maybe I’ll aim for early June.

I’m way behind on writing. I hope to spend the next month thinking about immigration as I clean up dozens of drawings of Boris and his new adventures. I’m several weeks behind on tackling my topic list for Ultra Swank. Only so many hours, so many hands, and so many brain cells. Sacrifices get made somewhere along the line.

It’s shaping up to be a busy year clearing out the backlog of creative ideas built up in my brain. I’m throwing a bunch of stuff against the virtual wall to see what bounces back. If you see something you like, let me know. I like getting mail.