Research Mission: Fail

I talked in my last post about going out in search of research material. I ended up at BookPeople. They had several books on Austin history, but none with the kind of information I needed. Boo. Though I did find this:


I didn’t realize we had enough famous trees to fill a whole book. And now there are gonna be a lot of magical trees integral to the plot of this book.

I am not sorry.

But I still have to find some research material on my setting.

In other news: my work schedule has gone back to normal this week, and I even Did Stuff when I got home from work this afternoon instead of lolling about like a lump! Behold, the rough pencils for the second page of ‘cold’.

I made a mistake–wasn’t paying attention when I drafted, so the image isn’t properly centered, but that can be fixed when I transfer it to the watercolor paper.

I also worked on my book and cleaned part of my kitchen. Cross your fingers for me that this keeps up…