After the Show

The show is over and I spent all day yesterday relaxing and doing nothing. Long stretches of napping did wonders for my body after a few weeks of restless sleeping. The fact that I needed that much sleep tells me that I need to give myself more time to rest during busy weeks.

Thinking about how the weekend went, there were small triumphs and things to learn. On the plus side I managed to sell one of my larger houses decorated with clay pieces, mosses, and other fairy like materials to create a fantasy house that belonged on a studio Ghibli set. My husband sold a few of his 3D printed dragons and a sloth.

The sales trickled in and there were a few grumbles from other vendors. We’re all used to more traffic but this event was a first time for the person wanted to get into event planning. Having been to events there are some things that individual will have to learn, and they spoke about how they would do things differently. The important thing is that we did our first event set-up and tried out our new shelving.

Once we set-up I realize how I need to create more pieces to have more inventory for the rest of the year. Our biggest show is a few months away and what I have looked minimal at most. I guess this means that I’ll be busy inbetween my blogging and coming up with new writing exercises.

While I was unwinding after hauling all of our show items on Saturday I saw the story of a woman who wanted to publish a children’s book with her worm characters but publisher’s said no. She pivoted and changed her children’s story in to a graphic novel and did everything on her own. Her small pivot lead to sales success.

Scenes of some of my stories floated through my mind. A graphic novel is one way to combine visual arts with telling a story. This is something added to my list for future publishing.

Enough of my weekend events and art pieces, it’s time for a writing prompt. Since we’re one day away from Valentine’s Day, it’s time to plan a romantic dinner for one of your characters. Remember, things don’t have to go as planned. Just begin the process of your romantic dinner because tomorrow you’re going to continue working on it. Write for 5-10 minutes.

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~Yoon Ju

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I’m an author in Minnesota who started out writing and illustrating Children’s books. I’ve published poetry and adult Romance Novels. I created my website and social media to reach out to other writers because the process can be lonely. I wanted to reach out to readers, writers, and those with a dream of finishing “that” novel. I share the advice of other writers and the tools I use to create my stories.

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