Most of my readers know me for either the bestselling Chronicles of the Imaginarium Geographica series, or for my StarChild graphic novel series. Very few know that I also had a third series, comprised of the first novels I wrote and sold, which has remained uncompleted until now.
MythWorld, published first in Germany and then in France, was supposed to run at least seven volumes. Four were published in German (and Book One took the AI Award for Best International Novel) and two in French, of five written. I released two as ebooks, and expected to release the rest as both ebooks and in print editions, but I needed more help with formatting, production, and especially marketing. I'd written the books and was painting[...]
July 17 has always been an important date for me. Because July 17, 1955 was the opening date of Disneyland, I chose July 17, 1995, as the date to convert my hard-for-people-to-spell-and-pronounce Taliesin Press to Coppervale International, for the release of the first hardcover collection of my StarChild comic book series.
Today is going to be another date that I will always remember, and I hope you will, too.
Today is the beginning of The Awesomist Revolution.
A few years ago, I started doing a lecture about the choices I made and lessons I learned in the course of becoming who I wanted to be, and doing what I wanted to do with my life. That lecture eventually became a highly-acclaimed book called Drawing ou[...]
When other people try to argue and/or convince you that you're really bad at something, it's sometimes difficult to resist the urge to give in and agree with them, because everyone feels inadequate at one point or another, and in those moments, your feelings and the slings and arrows line up, making it harder to resist.
Likewise, when you know you're actually brilliant at something, others may argue that you aren't, and in those moments, you have to decide if you agree with their assessment, or your own, and often all you need to do is believe in yourself, take action, and let the results speak for themselves.
But sometimes, you yourself feel inadequately prepared to do things that you KNOW you are actually brill[...]
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