The Quaking Soul Proof #1 has arrived. There's nothing like holding the book you've worked on for so long for the first time.
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
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
Quaking Soul is still a monster. Period. But the monster’s not quite so surly anymore. Don’t get me wrong, it’s still bad mannered, but not as full of teeth and bite. The story’s also been through a second round of beta reading and I’m currently finishing up edits after beta feedback number two. The honing… Continue reading Quaking Soul Update # 4
Quaking Soul has teeth and a surly personality all its own. Compared to The Adventure, which finally weighed in at about 36,600 words, Quaking Soul is a monster at 133,400 words (current count). Wrestling with this beast requires so much more than I originally anticipated! And I relish the challenge. I have learned, however, that… Continue reading Quaking Soul Update Number 3… I Think