Hello all. Mike B in in hiz-ouse.
Yeah, Matt warned you about me (for good reason). I’ll be blogging here from time to time in order to share some of my thoughts and experiences in the realm of helping Mr. Plourde Self-Publish his books. I don’t want my style to conflict with his too much, so I’ll get a few things out of the way first:
1. Fuck Shit Ass
2. Random Youtube Link
Ahh there we go. Now that most of you are lulled into thinking I’m Matt, I can procede.
So I would have to say that one of the most interesting things about working on all of this is working with another artist, and seeing how they work & what sort of things that they like. I haven’t been very open about my work with a large group of people until all of this started happening with Matt for… a very long time, so my biggest and sometimes only critic has really been myself.
I don’t really view that as a negative thing, oddly. I think that perfectionism is, yes, a troubling part of art sometimes for the artist, but also leads to hard work and a desire to do the best. It is surprising sometimes to hear that someone really likes something that you think is *ok* at best. One of the things that I have learned in my other life that I hate (I have worked in customer service for over 10 years) is that 99% of everything is confidence, regardless of whether or not you’re 100% right. Seeing Matt succeed and seeing a positive reaction to the tiny bit of work I have put into that, has given me a bit of a swagger regarding my own work.
Speaking of which, the cover and back of “For Duty” are more or less done (as soon as *someone* settles on the text for the back cover), and the rough draft of the trailer is also done. So stay tuned!