Sun-Walking: And…Done.

So late last night, I officially completed my read-through of Sun-Walking. 12,000 words down, minus one character and some glasses, and I made it through with enough affection left to feel like just gushing about Lucienne. The story is so focused on her and it makes me feel good to have written what I think is a convincing, engaging heroine into such a lengthy book.

(For the record, Sun-Walking is 46,000 words now, Wind-Running is 55,000, and Sky-Dancing is 45,000 HOW DID WIND-RUNNING END UP THAT LONG ARG I HAVE DONE IT I HAVE MADE THE MIDDLE PART WORSE THAN THE REST OF THEM)

Now, I’m ready to set it down and force myself to back away from the story — I’m going to submit it…question mark? I’ve never wanted to send off a novel so soon after finishing it; usually, I’ve waited months if not years before the project’s done to feel compelled to send it places. But I don’t think there’s anything wrong with sending it out soon, it’s just different.

Anyway, here’s some of the art I’ve been doing for Sun-Walking as I’ve been revising and recreating characters and so on.

betsy-lucy
I hadn’t done this oldschool-style character picture before and Betsy and Lucy look so different and their skin’s so different and it’s great.

bouche
This is old. Na na na na smooch.

dawn
UGH I JUST FINISHED THIS LAST NIGHT AND I LOVE IT WHY DO MY BEST DIGITAL WORKS TURN OUT TO BE COUPLING BUT SERIOUSLY I LOVE THE SHADING AND I’M SO PROUD OF MYSELF FOR DOING A LINELESS PICTURE AND WORKING UP FROM THE BACKGROUND RATHER THAN DOWN INTO IT AND IT’S SO SOFT AND DREAMY LIKE A PANCAKE

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