Week 13: Apr 8 - 14
User tested my whole book! Twice! It sucked, but it works!
Met with Sean, feeling ok!
Very overwhelmed, but it’s all gonna be fine!
Made a big ole checklist of big things to do and little things to do (like illustrations!)
Picked up all of my test prints
Pages printed out of order so worried I accidentally deleted a page that messed it all up
Colors look great though! Very excited!
Poster colors look off so gotta noodle out how to match them to everything else
Test bound up my test print of the book!
A fun craft! Good time had by all!
I think I’m gonna bind my own stuff again to save some money and then I have more control over how that looks
Considering getting another test print done so I can try a different binding method though
Taking some time to revise my draft now that I have the physical copy
It feels so dang good to hold the actual thing, it makes me feel so much closer to being done!
I’ve been sharing stickers with some friends and they’re so excited about them! Maybe make more?
Seriously considering applying for a grant or trying to get a literary agent for this bad boy? I’m fine with where this is for my capstone, but I really do want to get this out into the world.
Also took time out this week to let myself not be as overwhelmed by everything and to help crit some juniors and it was really nice to get out of my head for a little bit.
I also did some quick freelance work this week for a friend’s grant project that opens on Friday and I’m very excited to see it come together!
Gotta order business cards this week before I forget!
Sent in another poster test print of swatches to compare with me book and make sure that they’re somewhat closer to the intended colors
Did a lot more design work on the layout
Met up with my friend, Emily, again to edit my copy! She’s marking up my current draft and then I’ll fix it up as soon as she finishes.