One of the most important parts of being a writer is staying true to your vision and standards. This can be pretty tough in today’s world when many agents and publishers put pressure on you to alter your creation so that it is….(that dreadful word!) marketable.
I promised myself when I was finding an illustrator that I wouldn’t compromise my vision of Danny the Dragon. It was quite a search, taking nearly a year, but finally I found exactly what I was looking for with Aija Jatsuna, who lives in Latvia, Europe and didn’t even speak one word of English. As soon as I saw her renditions of Danny, I knew she was the one! I am so proud of myself for having stayed true to my uncompromising standards and grateful to Imagination Publishing Group for their support.
With more and more independent publishing houses cropping up and self-publishing becoming increasingly popular, there’s never been a better time than now to stay to true to your vision.