Polterguys Xeric Grant Application Sent
Just a quick post to celebrate the fact that N and I successfully mailed out our Xeric Grant Application for Polterguys yesterday. After an intense three days dedicated to scrounging up the proper documents, we treated ourselves to some delicious baked goods at the Italian Bakery in Eagle Rock. Note to artists: It is entirely important to motivate and rewards yourselves with edible goods.
I really thought it was going to take two days tops but I’m not really that strong of a writer. Thank goodness for N massaging my garbled thoughts into compelling passages. You might recall earlier I had a lot of doubts on whether or not I was actually going to submit Polterguys. Thinking about a few things finally tipped me over:
1) This was the final round of grant applications the Xeric Foundation was going to take. There is no next time.
2) If I limit myself in thinking “They’ll never accept manga” as a legitimate project with literary and artistic merit, I’m shooting myself in the foot. N and I both have some experience with technical writing and it’s something we can use to our advantage in making our case.
3) For goodness’ sake, at least TRY!
Even if we don’t get awarded, I can still say I did my best for this project. I’m happy to have come up with the material we wrote up which could be useful when I start writing up press releases and things of that sort. I’m glad I ultimately decided to take this opportunity, knowing the challenge it would be to myself and to my overall schedule. There’s a great feeling associated with completing goals for large creative projects and these moments help fuel the rest of the journey.
What are some small but challenging projects you can take on right now that could help you in the long run?