Formatting, formatting, formatting... This post deals with the difference between formatting for a physical book in CreateSpace and formatting for the digital copy in KDP. There may be a bit of ranting. You have been warned. You design a book for CreateSpace, picturing the physical copy in your hand. There's a helpful, little option in… Continue reading HA! KDP Figured
It's exhausting, exhilarating and expiring...in 11 days. We're just over three weeks into The Adventure Kickstarter. It's a 33 day campaign that ends on Oct. 30th and by now, I've definitely learned a thing or two about crowdfunding a creative project. Here's my top three: People are insanely generous and supportive. I'm an introvert. I'm… Continue reading Learning Curve
As I said in my last post, I couldn't be happier with how this cover turned out! Thank you to Joseph Apolinar for all his hard work. This image is from Moonrise Mountain, the first adventure story in the book. You'll just have to read it to find out who the old man is =)… Continue reading The Adventure Cover Revealed!
The Cover of a book might be harder to create than any other illustration... I haven't asked Joseph Apolinar his thoughts on this, but I can say the cover took longer to produce than any other illustration in The Adventure. There's just something to it that makes it more daunting, like riding a larger motorcycle.… Continue reading Cover Reveal Part 2
I'm a writer but expect me to draw a picture and you'll get a stick figure. Stories flow through my brain all the time, it's a constant river of possibilities. I'm gifted this way. But I am not gifted in drawing, in illustration, and the people who are gifted this way boggle my mind. They… Continue reading Artists, Amazing Artists
I would never have learned to ride a motorcycle without the support of certain key people. Fear and the resistance of time played too strongly in my mind for me to break through that barrier all by my lonesome self. I’m not a bold person by nature. So my husband finding a motorcycle I could… Continue reading The Value of People Amidst the Chaos
I’ve determined my fear will not stop me from riding a motorcycle. This does not mean, however, that the road will not throw debris in my face. Similarly, just because I’ve determined to push ahead with self publishing Moonrise Mountain, my first adventure story, does not mean there will not be hiccups in the… Continue reading Chasing Dreams Amidst the Storms