I learn something new every single time I put a book together. You'd think I'd reach a point where the process is routine, but so far there's always some little detail that's just waiting to surprise me. As I've said before, I try to share each time I learn something because without others sharing their knowledge,… Continue reading The Finer Details
Some beliefs sneak into our heads without us even being aware of them. It's a strange phenomenon. Then, down the road, we run headlong into those beliefs like they're the shadowy guy hiding in the alleyways of our minds. It's only when we see him in full daylight that we realize how truly ugly he… Continue reading Sneaky Beliefs
Hello Dear Readers! I have been away longer than I intended. As always, I appreciate how understanding and supportive every single one of you are. Let me share why I’ve been absent for January. Way back when I ran the Kickstarter for The Adventure, a friend suggested it would be a great book for a… Continue reading January Whizzed Right Past
Within the burrows of my heart hides this tiny creature. It's fuzzy with rounded ears and a small nose, much like a pika. It's about the same size too. This is the creature that jumps for glee at being invited to a friend's event or that scrambles with purpose when hosting a game night. This… Continue reading Rare Creature Sighting
Last week I reminisced about the color of The Adventure's cover and the balance between loving the cover as it is and trying to use it for marketing. In other words, trying to make it visible on a book shelf or a screen. This week, please bear with me while I share the learning curve… Continue reading What’s in a Name?
A professor of mine back in college educated us on how book covers are made in the traditional book publishing industry. It kind of terrified me. Why? Because the author has very little say in the design and ultimate copy of the cover. Don’t get me wrong, she can have some input, but an author… Continue reading Note to Self, Go Lime Green
There was a point I wasn't sure this would actually happen...actually, there were a lot of points. There's a proverb that says, "Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a desire fulfilled is a tree of life." (Proverbs 13:12) I've felt that heartsick feeling. Now I can say the flip side of the proverb is… Continue reading Savoring the Moment
As The Adventure's launch date arrives this weeks, my well laid plans screech into the finish line with the back end swerving out of control. As the saying goes, "We plan, God laughs." This may be true. I don't think the laugh is maniacal or cruel, I think it's just amused because God knows the… Continue reading Hiccups