As I said in the Cover Reveal for Quaking Soul, I'm blessed to know some very talented artistic people! And one of the best things about self-publishing happens to be the personal touches you can put into a book. They add a unique feel. For Quaking Soul, I didn’t want full page images like what's… Continue reading The Finishing Touches
It's the dreaded question. Even if it's a close family member asking, trying to answer the question brings a sinking feeling to the pit of the stomach, or sweaty palms, or heaven forbid, stuttering. "What's your book about?" "Um..." How do you take a novel and squish it down into a couple sentences that will… Continue reading Elevator Pitch? Getting Closer
Book formatting is...interesting. Small details can change due to the slightest thing. For instance, the thicker your book, the more gutter margin you need in the middle so that when the book's bound, readers can still see the text while they're reading and the book lays open comfortably. Or, as I've mentioned before, if you… Continue reading Hunting for an Excerpt
Although I'm a writer and a lot happens inside my head, I'm also a very visual person. So there's something special about seeing what's imagined turned into something I can see and touch. This is especially true for the covers of my books. Now, I learned a lot from The Adventure cover. Such as the… Continue reading Quaking Soul Cover Reveal!
I'm a creature of habit...yet this year is determined to get me out of my comfort zone. The most recent push for change has to do with covid, of course. Not that the change is solely due to covid, it just happens to be the last push to do something I've been mulling over for… Continue reading Ugh! Change
Next GIANT step done! Two nights ago I finally got the formatting done and uploaded Quaking Soul to the printer. (Fingers crossed that the formatting is actually correct!) It can take a couple days before they have a digital proof to look at and then I'll order a physical proof to make sure everything prints… Continue reading Quaking Soul Update 6
I love the journey of self-publishing. The road's challenging, rewarding, frustrating, and always a learning experience. One thing I don't totally love about it, however, is that it's so dependent on my schedule. I know, I know, that sounds odd. I hear the comments now, "But you can make your own work schedule," "You can… Continue reading Detours