Finally, i posted the cover (done for me by Jeanine Henning) on the “Books” page found here. Now all I have to do is finish polishing, maybe get someone to proof read it for me, get my mailchimp account setup, figure out how to publish to Amazon, determine if I should wait until I’m close to publishing the second book before publishing the first, and ……..
Heh, the list is long : )
As can be seen, the site is now sporting a great new header. This was designed for me by Jeanine Henning (visit her site here). She also did a cover for my “soon to be published” first book. I’ll try and get that new cover up on that book’s page tomorrow sometime. Working with Jeanine was a great experience and I can only hope she remains available to work on my future book covers (and site imagery).
Here is a secret. I finished this book (plot line, characters, locations, scenes, all that stuff) over a year ago.
A YEAR AGO!
So, Geoff, what the heck you been doing?
Glad you asked. I’ve been “polishing” the book. Change a word there. Rephrase a sentence here. Etc. For a year. Or more.
Sigh, okay. It was a good learning experience. My next book, which I may start writing as soon as next month, will be done differently. So, do much/most of the polishing up front as I write the book.
Uh huh. Right.
Okay, probably won’t be that easy, but I’ll figure something out : ) Pretty sure I can move it along a lot faster than I did the first book.
Why did I take so long on the first book (besides the polishing)? Yeah, I’ll have to post about that also.
I never knew that getting a cover would be so much work : ) But it’s been a very good experience. Once I have the cover (paid my bills, etc. : ) I’ll pass on the name of the designer (not sure what the etiquette is concerning working with a designer, so I’ll play it conservative). But so far it’s been great. I’ve been asked very good questions (that I should have already been thinking about) by the designer. Makes me feel like they are interested in my work and really want to do a good job. Heh, spent a number of hours answering them. Anyway, been fun so far.