NaNoWriMo is just around the corner!

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This year I’m taking the plunge and participating in NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month). Truth be told, I’ve never technically tried writing an entire novel before, let alone writing one in 30 days. So I feel a lot like this astronaut cat…floating in the abyss with a vague look of concern.

Astronaut Cat by Sheri Roloff

But I’m also really excited! I’ve been prepping my characters, plot and setting, and my outline is nearly complete. (I have a couple loose ends to tie up before November 1, but I’m close!) And for some crazy reason, I think I can do this.

Anyway, you likely won’t hear from me this November since I’ll be doing my darnedest to crank out 50,000 words. But hopefully a victory post will mark the end of this journey.

Good luck to all the other NaNoWriMo-ers out there!

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Impostor Squirrel Returns… in color!

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Reintroducing…. Impostor Squirrel! You may recall Impostor Squirrel from his black & white debuts here and here.

In other news, I’ve learned that both impostor and imposter are acceptable spellings. However, the consensus (based solely on a quick Google search) seems to be that impostor is more widely used and thus more preferable. Words with two accepted spellings make me feel weird… like I’m not 100% correct either way. Feel free to voice your preferred spelling in the comments below. 🙂

Squirrel Impostor of the Air by Sheri Roloff

Squirrel Impostor of the Sea by Sheri Roloff

Check out Square Tactics: a FREE, indie, print-and-play card game!

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My best friend and partner in crime (aka, my husband Owen) created a fun, easy-to-play card game. Before he put it out into the world, he needed some original art to replace his google-image placeholders. So, he asked me to draw some of his character ideas.

Working on the artwork for Square Tactics was a great opportunity for me to work on character design. There are four factions (or teams) to choose from when you play – aliens, robots, ninjas and cats. After a few rounds of sketches, we agreed on the character archetypes and styles, and I created the final line art. Owen then designed the cards and placed the artwork.

There are 48 cards total, but here are a few of my favorites. You may recognize Noisy Ninja from my comic strip Noisy Ninja Bounces Back, which I created after I developed the Ninja character for Square Tactics.

Noisy Ninja - Square Tactics Friendly Ninja - Square Tactics Lazy Cat - Square Tactics Spy Cat - Square TacticsFrightened Alien - Square Tactics Pirate Alien - Square Tactics Archer Bot - Square Tactics DJ Bot - Square Tactics

Get the free print-and-play version of Square Tactics here. I’d love to hear what you think in the comments below!