Day 1: Writing Career?

I’ve decided to get my act together and go for a writing career. Don’t worry. I’m still going to illustrate and create art but I’ve wanted to be a published writer for as far back as I can remember. I’ve even had limited success in the past writing for a music magazine. I’ve also written web content and flash fiction that has gotten picked up. But after those small successes I never pushed harder. Now’s the time.

On November 30th I finished National Novel Writing Month’s challenge to write 50,000 words in one month and I cried. I was so proud and happy and accomplished. So now I am firmly of the mindset that writing is where it is at!

Step 1 is getting this blog going for real this time. There will be a multitude of posts from now on ( I hope.) And I will tell you about step 2 tomorrow… Wish me luck. I’m off to read a bunch of helpful tip sites. I will report back on what I find useful. Continue reading

Nanowrimo Winner with Broken Car!

It’s been a few weeks without my car and I’ve realized┬ásomething┬ávery important about myself: I do not like when I can’t get to point B.

Also that I like to move around a lot but not when it’s cold. I’ve spent a lot of time indoors lately and not all of those hours were due to the enormous amount of time it takes to complete a 50,ooo word novel in a month. I have been writing until the fingers swell and then creating art until the eye starts twitching but mostly I’ve been avoiding the cold. I would love to retire to Florida at the ripe old age of thirty-five but someone needs to make my company grow and become even more infused with AWESOME!

On the work front I am attacking craft shows and banging out logos for a video company, a cake company and two bands. If you need a logo you should catch me while I’m on a winning streak. Fast turn over is complete with your files and a heady dose of sarcasm. The files are free. The sarcasm is double free. Also I’ve finally gotten my butt in gear and started reworking http://www.karenkalbacher.com. Pretty sure I should just be using it to link to here. That’s the fun and lazy way to do things, less labor intensive. We’ll see, the index page is updated..but not uploaded so tomorrow will be decision day for that loverly nightmare project. I love the old page even if it is in red and my WordPress is in pale-tastic blue. Stay tuned for updates to my awesomeness.

…And also for when my car gets back on the road.

Hey if you have a place of business that likes my art, I will hang it on your walls. Just tell me where and when to show up and how weird I can be. I’m really a fun alternative to ‘traditional’ art which I consider boring because no one uses lime green in fused with psycho radioactive green or candy apple… if you prefer normal names for SUPER COLORS!!!!

Oh and as for winning Nano – I finished a whole day early! I got my donor halo and I ordered a tee. I love writing, writers and all of you.