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!
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
I have repeatedly been thankful for other authors who post about their mishaps or tips in regards to self-publishing. So here's a quick mishap/tip from me: I'm honestly not sure what I was thinking when I picked The Adventure as my title for my first book. Perhaps I wanted to keep it as simple as… Continue reading Quaking Soul Update #5.5
Wow, it was not my intention to go this long without blogging. Sorry I’ve been away for so long! I’m going to steer clear of commentary about our world today. You can guess the pandemic and everything else has touched my life just like it’s touched others without me saying much about it. Since I… Continue reading Quaking Soul Update #5