Ellen Million (ellenmillion) wrote,
Ellen Million

Tuesdaily with swim lesson number 1.

That could have gone better, but it also could have gone a lot worse.

Things started optimistically - I went into the hot tub, Guppy went into the water with her instructor, and seemed inclined to do as she was told, float by herself, jump in as long as there were hands on her. Then she started to get restless, tried to leave the pool altogether, had to be corralled and returned by a lap swimmer, and I came and hung out with the class for the rest of the time while she whined to get out. "I'm done!" The instructor has definitely handled this a time or three, and was very understanding. "The important thing is to persevere," she told me. "At least she isn't a screamer."

And I'm sure she's right, that Guppy will get used to it in no time, just like she says.

We will persevere.

Lots of art to work on today, and swimming has made Guppy conk right out for her nap, so I'm about off to do that. Spent a little time investigating fulfillment by Amazon (which has intriguing possibilities), and also thinking about the reprints of Dotminatrix. It is only 18 pages, most of them are now 20. I also want to give it a color cover, but black and white is cheaper. But I'm not going to be charging any less because I am So. Over. That, so it seems like cheating to save money. And if I'm going to do another edition by changing the cover, maybe I should add 2 more pages and make it an official new edition. Would old customers feel cheated? What if I offered them pdf copies of those new pieces? (They wouldn't be NEW new pieces, just not-included-in-other-coloring-book new pieces. Possibly two that were cut from the 26-page Kickstarter edition of Fantastrix? I can't decide...)

Oh, and Amazon customer service was amazing to work with this morning, and all of my coloring books should get sorted into more accurate categories in short order. Coloring books for grown-ups was not an option when I created my original listings. *shakes cane*

Do all children sort their spaghetti?
Tags: coloring books, guppy, photos

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