A Month for Dummies

I’ve decided to create a picture book dummy for November.

Too often I say “I’m going to make a dummy!” and then something comes up in life, or I get insecure and afraid of failure. It’s so easy to say “I’ll wait until next week, I’ll do it tomorrow, I’ll just do it later tonight” and then POOF! Time has disappeared and the dummy has never happened.

NO LONGER, I SAY! It’s going to happen. I’ll share bit and snippets of my progress, but I can’t share TOO much about it because I want to get it published someday. My mother and I have been working as a team, and she’s been writing stories, and we want to make a go of trying to get published together, although we both agree that if one of us gets picked up but the other doesn’t, there will be no hard feelings.

If you are interested in creating a picture book dummy, or you just want to know more about them, there are some wonderful online resources available. I’ve listed them below. As the month goes on, I’ll share bits of my progress during our usual Wednesday post, and also new sketches 🙂

Resources for Picture Book Dummy Making:

5 thoughts on “A Month for Dummies

  1. Sounds great! Proud to hear you’re taking those steps in spite of any fear. I think everyone who works on something like a book has those feelings. But only the ones who overcome them eventually get published! 🙂

    Let me know when it’s available, though I know it will definitely be a while still since you’re just starting. You’ve got a +1 sale here for sure. 😀


  2. Way to go to both of you! Nike had it right when they said, “Just do it.” There’s nothing like taking that step, come victory or defeat (hopefully victory for you!)

    Also, thank you for the links. I have a picture book idea floating around in my head, and I really need to get it done. I have no idea how to do a dummy, so those links will come in handy. ^_^

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    1. Thanks, Tracy! I’m glad you’ll like the links. RIGHT after I posted this Debbie Ohi also shared her templates plus a planning template for trying out different ideas for illustrating a line. I’m going to add it now.

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