We Are Seven is a one-woman art studio currently producing books, comics, and graphic novels. This blog chronicles my progress.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Pleiades: eBook now available

Yes, finally, the eBook version of Pleiades is available! And since it's only 99 cents, you've no reason not to treat yourself to these seven short stories.

Get it on Smashwords.

If you're not convinced, Smashwords offers a sample (the first 30% of the book). You can also download a free chapter at the Pleiades website.

Now that the eBook is finished, I can finally get the print copy published and mailed to my dear Kickstarter.com backers.

(Pleiades cover image by Jessica Tam http://www.flickr.com/photos/jessicatam/ )

Sunday, October 28, 2012

New Book Website

In anticipation of the book's release, I've completely revamped the Pleiades website.

In addition to the existing sample chapter pdf, you can now listen to an audio file of one of the book's chapters for free directly from the website.

Pleiades: Seven Stories of Unhurried Solitude will be available as an ebook, audiobook, and in hard copy on December 1st, 2012.

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Thursday, October 25, 2012

Pleiades Illustrations

The publication of Pleiades: Seven Stories of Unhurried Solitude, is still on schedule, but the parts I thought would take the most time have been the fastest to complete, and the parts I thought would be a breeze have taken me the longest. The audiobook still isn't finished and available, but the final editing took very little time at all. In fact, what ended up slowing down the book's release (though not beyond the expected date) was the insertion of the illustrations.

Although I originally planned to have a total of five, for various reasons I ended up having to cut the number. I chose the two I liked best, and, unless I'm absolutely unable to put them in the book without distorting them, the following two images will be the final illustrations.

Pleiades, chapter 7 illustration

Pleiades, chapter 1 illustration

Hope you like. :)

Sunday, October 7, 2012

And now back to your irregularly scheduled Emmy

Are you ready for a super-condensed update? I certainly hope so.

Pleiades is still on schedule (recording begins Tuesday, barring any catastrophes).

Emmy: Self-Titled is now up on Blogger. emmyselftitled.blogger.com

That's all for now. Expect more substantial updates on both topics within the next week.

Thanks folks. Have a great night.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Dear blog,

Here's the first image of the illustrations to accompany Pleiades. It's just the sketch, but it'll give you some idea of what the finished art will look like.

This is the drawing for "City, Part II."

Remember, you can help fund this project (and learn more about it) at Kickstarter.com

Monday, June 25, 2012

Dear neglected blog,

Thank you for waiting for me. I've been very busy lately, but I finally have something new and exciting to show you.

It's a book. Yes, a collection of short stories set to be published in December 2012.

That is, if I can get it funded. I'm hoping once I launch the Kickstarter page, and people read the sample chapter, I'll get some online support. Or at least some financial support from relatives. So far I don't have any fans, and no one I know of follows any of this.

But to be honest, right now, I'm kind of down about it. I love this project so dearly, and I've been so excited about it. But now, on the eve of its launch, I feel a little disheartened. Except for two people (one of whom I've never met in person), none of my friends or family seem to share any of my excitement. They don't seem very interested in it at all. Which would normally be okay, but I'm looking forward to having no one with whom to celebrate, save my grandmother, and I don't know why.

The people who read it say they like it (or love it, depending on which you ask), and I'm pleased with it (which is saying something. I wouldn't post or publish something I'd be embarrassed of). Maybe it's just the people I hang with. I'm so afraid of becoming that "artist" who can't write worth a crap but is always publishing and trying to push her new 'creative endeavor.' So I don't push it on the people I know personally. One refusal to read it is enough.

So, off to cyberspace, where I'll hopefully find people who enjoy what I write.

For now, I'll be breaking the champagne bottle by myself.

[ /angst]