Monthly Archives: October 2016

NaNoPubMo: Day -2 and Counting

Spent an hour this afternoon having a chat on Skype with a talented fellow who does illustrations for book covers. While we were talking, he roughed out a possible cover for me to look at, and his prices for a … Continue reading

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NaNoPubMo: Day -4 and Counting

Two phone consultations today with possible website designers. These companies specialize in author websites, which I guess will save time. Still, there are way too many things to think about. One company offers a very attractive price up front, but … Continue reading

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NaNoPubMo: Day -5 and Counting

Today’s tip: Budget for mistakes. I’m setting up various things that cost money — not just a book cover but a professionally designed website and (gasp, shudder) a professional portrait photo. I’m not just blundering around. In each case I’m … Continue reading

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NaNoPubMo: Day -7 and Counting

Today I gave the go-ahead to a more established cover designer. She wants $250 for a cover, or $800 for a four-book series, which seems reasonable. We’ll start with one cover. If I don’t like it — well, one of … Continue reading

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NaNoPubMo: Day -8 and Counting

I don’t mind working hard when I have a reason to. Right now my back is aching a bit because I’ve been at the computer all day, but that’s okay. (I do get up to brew more coffee, thanks for … Continue reading

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NaNoPubMo: Day -9 and Counting

Probably most of my two dozen semi-regular readers have heard of NaNoWriMo — National Novel-Writing Month. The idea is to encourage anyone and everyone to write a novel. November is NaNoWriMo. If you write 2,000 words a day, at the … Continue reading

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The Vision Thing

I like a fresh challenge. I like learning new stuff. So the idea of self-publishing my series of fantasy novels (and some other fiction too, before long) is kind of fun, at least if we define “fun” loosely. In between … Continue reading

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