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Feb 5, 2023Liked by Adam Ming

Of all the ‘newsletters’ I subscribe to yours is the most thoughtful and thought provoking. You aren’t just sharing how you work but taking a step back to show how you arrived at the decision to work that way. Keep doing what you are doing! It works really well

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coming back to read this more than a year later I appreciate it as I keep trying to make the newsletter better, sometimes, steps go forward, others back, but I keep trying... thank you for reading!

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I really enjoy and look forward to your daily thoughts. It’s one way I organize my day. Particularly because it gets me moving on a creative path. I enjoy looking at your workspace, hearing about your creative flow, and learning about how you approach your work and creative quandaries. Thanks for the work you do to share your journey. I appreciate it.

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I really miss writing daily, I'm always tempted to do so again!

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I really enjoy your daily thoughts and they arrive at a perfect time early in the day. Sometimes I worry that you push a bit too hard, and might burn out, though clearly it is proving very successful! Perhaps that's also more because I've done a lot of the hard push and am trying to tone it down now in this second career, that I want to keep me interested and comfortable into my old age (eyes and hands willing).

My year is going great. I have had a good mixture of illustration and (non-creative) publishing work, which gives a good balance. I have also got a good feel for how I could balance once the illustration gets closer to full time, which I think would mean breaking days into chunks of different types of work (rough sketches and research in the morning), admin, marketing or file formatting in the afternoon and colour in evenings and early mornings.

Mostly I'm working towards my big trip that starts on three weeks - five weeks interrailing round Europe, to include walking the Bologna Book Fair. I'm looking forward to getting a huge amount of inspiration, but also lots of 100% me time!

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Maybe your comment made me move to a weekly cadence, but I do miss the daily.

I think a push was required at the beginning, there is a bit of momentum now!

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Daily is a big commitment. Weekly is sustainable - although, as an head off for a big day and night out without having written and scheduled Sunday’s post, I am questioning how sustainable weekly is. I think, maybe having a bank of content to draw on for down days or weeks would help, which is what I’m gathering and building for the illustrated food substack that I’ll be starting next month. I am not going to launch until I have at least 4 posts in the bank, and I think, actually will aim for a bit more.

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Hi Adam, just thought this was a good opportunity to say, I really enjoy your daily posts! Just the right length and a thought-provoking, inspiring start to the day. My year has been BUSY and I am looking forward to finishing a picture book and doing more community art projects… thanks for your newsletters :)

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Thank you so much for your reply, even though i'm replying more than a year later, how's the picturebook?

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Ha ha don’t worry Adam, you’ve been very busy! My picture book is publishing two weeks from today and is called Mabel and the Big Wide World

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You make me ponder and reflect.

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Water

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Hey , I just joined Substack a couple of weeks ago and have been enjoying your dailies in my inbox. Thank you!!

I have a live daily on YouTube so I don’t think I could add a daily newsletter... but I have managed a couple of posts on mine since starting.

Wishing you a delightful Sunday!

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Feb 5, 2023Liked by Adam Ming

flow

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⭐️

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Feb 5, 2023Liked by Adam Ming

Grey

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But sunny on the inside?

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Unpredictable

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That’s another word for exciting! :)

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Feb 4, 2023Liked by Adam Ming

Busy

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That’s good right?!

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Feb 4, 2023Liked by Adam Ming

Exhausted.

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Hope you get some rest!

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Feb 4, 2023Liked by Adam Ming

Frustration

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Hope you’re feeling better!

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Spiraling.

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May you spiral upwards!

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Feb 4, 2023Liked by Adam Ming

Inconsistent

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That’s another word for varied :)

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Ahh- much better!!

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EXCITING!

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🙌

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