What’s in a year…
2017 has been an amazing year with many changes for our little family run company. In 2016 we had to close the shop for all of the month December. Most other months, leading up to that, we were only open for one day a week, to try and catch up with orders.
In fact this was still the case for the first quarter of 2017.
I’m so happy that, even though we ship out more leather notebooks and inserts than ever before, we are able to meet the demand. It was a steep learning curve, but an amazing journey.
New in 2017
We introduced several new things in 2017, among which the Pendragon and Morgan leathers. and several new products. Continue reading
Last month was NaNoWriMo, National Novel Writing Month, which has gone global and although I tried my best to keep up with my diary, I’m afraid my decorating did suffer a bit from my daily novel writing goal.
Fortunately it was all not in vain, because I did succeed in writing 50,000 words by November 27.
Although my initial goal to write an entire story from start to finish did not turn out exactly how I planned it. Continue reading
We have two different coupons for this Black Friday and Cyber Monday for you.
This friday, November 24, we are having a sale on all the Ready to ship items in the shop. Use the code “BLACKFRIDAY” for 20% off any Ready to ship Lady Falcon Traveler.
Day 19 of the NaNoWriMo challenge and it looks like I’m going to get there, hopefully a little ahead of time even. You can find me as MoniqueVMB on the NaNoWriMo site.
I changed the name of the novel once already and I’m still not completely sure about it, but I figure it’s just a working title and it’ll probably change again once I’m done. Especially since I now found that the story is not going to be finished in 50,000 words.
So far I did an outline and wrote the first 10 or so chapters. Expanded the rest of the outline, figured out who the characters are going to be and generally dug myself in deeper and deeper. To a point where I now find myself drawing maps and thinking about place names for the world.
One thing I learned from this exercise so far, is that writing begets writing… Once you start you automatically wind up going deeper and deeper into the story. Building layer upon layer. It’s so much fun to see how one sentence can turn into this elaborate piece. It reminds me of painting, which, at least to me, works on this same principle.
At the end of October I set up my B6 with 3 notebooks, 1 Nano Insert, 1 courses and classes insert and one 100+ page writing insert. Continue reading
Last month I didn’t feel like overly decorating my diary much. Maybe it’s because I’ve been doing a lot of painting, like the below mermaid.
Whatever it is, it left my monthly pages rather bare compared to my usual doodles and stuff. Continue reading