Wednesday, however, I was extremely surprised to find that she had created a stunning digital art piece inspired by the home world of one of the groups of aliens in the story.
Is this...? Do I...? I have fan art? This counts as fan art, yes?
ZOMG! I have fan art!
She even mentioned the book in the art description on her website!
It was not that long ago that I remarked that I'd like to be the kind of writer that people make fan art for... and, well... I mean, I made it on that score! So, yeah. It's weird and surreal, especially since it followed the day after my announcement that I have resolved to find a solution to my joblessness and have placed my writing pretty far down my list of things which I will spend my time and energy on. I'm not quitting, obviously, but I do have far more pressing needs that require tending to before I can settle down to my creative stuff.
The myth of creating from misery is well and truly debunked. I can't concentrate on my writing when I'm stressed about my financial and living situations. I need stability.
Now, while I think that friends are generally kind about my writing because they're my friends, I'm convinced by the fan art that maybe it really was a good read. That helps immensely. It adds one more tick in the column of 'don't stop writing' even if I have to pause it for a while. Hopefully not that long. Hopefully I'll be gainfully employed and settled into my new living arrangements, and things will start to even out before long.
While I'm feeling pretty pessimistic about life currently, I do hope that things will improve for me in a little bit. And this unexpected flattery has added a little pep to my step.
So, thank you, Kaylee. The art is gorgeous.
Kaylee, incidentally, is an incredibly talented artist, and I highly recommend you check out her work. Her website is right here. I'm quite jealous of her skill, to be perfectly honest.
I have more sorting and packing to do, so... I'm off.