In the little over a week since I clicked publish on my book, I have learned a lot about being in the indie author community and the overall environment around publishing a book on your own. Or at least, the pieces I have seen or attempted to interact with. Some of those lessons aren't even… Continue reading Lessons Learned: Week 1 of Being An Indie Author
I have a book cover! I am just over the top giddy about this. My guy really did an amazing job and was incredibly tolerant of the fact that I really didn't know what I wanted outside of my photograph I sent him. He tweaked and nudged and reworked several times, but he got me… Continue reading An Unexpected Turn: Cover Reveal
Got my page proofs to review from the designers. I knew this was a thing. I was expecting it, but apparently... still not. It really hit me with this that I will be publishing my book soon. And it is going to look like a real book! Seeing these pages formatted as they will be… Continue reading Page Proofs Are A Thing!
I just sent my files off to my cover designer for them to begin work and thought I'd drop a little hint from one of my original images. I'll post a full cover reveal once it is finished and I have a release date!
The snow we got the other day was so perfect. It was crazy cold and the snow wasn't heavy and wet, so what fell was full of perfect snow crystals. This is one of several crazy cool shots that show the intricacies of snowflakes. The shot itself isn't perfect, but I adore that snowflake in… Continue reading Beauty In The Details
I sent off my manuscript to my editor over the weekend and got confirmation that we are about 3 weeks out from getting started on it. I'm pretty sure I've found who I want to work with on my cover design as well after confirming they will work with my photo. It is all kind… Continue reading Slowly Moving Forward
BG and I had another fun evening trying to get my cover image for my book. I THINK I may have gotten what I want. I need to do some playing with it, and then have an actual conversation with a cover designer, but... I'm seriously happy with what I have so far. Because I… Continue reading Cover Photoshoot Round 2
BG graciously agreed to help me work on my book cover concept this week. I adore the fact that she is not only willing to help, but pretty excited to be a part of this with me. We went to a local trail that I had thought would be the perfect setting to play with… Continue reading Refining My Perspective
My old fashioned daylilies are in full bloom right now. I have a tiered bed that is literally exploding with them (as in it is so full they are starting to try and find homes outside of that bed). After spending a lot of time angsting over the editor issue and talking with Hubby, I've… Continue reading Continuing Editor Search And Cover Design Ideas
The Universe, Luck, Coincidence, Random Moments of Inspiration... whatever you want to call it, it looks like I'm going to have to rewrite at least a small section of my about page. While I may consider myself relatively talented when it comes to being creative and artistic, writing is so not one of the talents… Continue reading The Universe Made A Liar Out Of Me