Monthly Archives: December 2013

And awaaay we go!

And we’re off!

“What Now?” has been released to my publisher.

Now the pre-publication process begins.  First there is formatting for printing and a final proof.  Simultaneously, the discussions with the cover designer begin.  Final confirmations will lead to a … Read the rest

Trouble letting go

It’s so hard.

You’re there when they’re born.  You nurture them as they grow, watching them develop a path of their own.  You can’t resist the urge to keep correcting them, helping them, hoping that they’ll benefit from your continued … Read the rest

People are sickening

340 days.

That’s how long I was able to go before meeting someone who made me sick.

Having a non-standard job has a number of spillover benefits, especially when you’re still reasonably undiscovered.  While not quite as private as a … Read the rest

Confessions of a mail order man

You can’t outrun your past.

Many years ago, I used to buy and sell paper collectibles.  Comics, magazines, books, stamps, cards…all sorts of paper-based items.  I advertised through trade periodicals (get an idea how long ago this was, now?) and … Read the rest

Working up my cover story

It’s time to go undercover.  Or, more precisely, into the cover.

The next step in preparing the book for release is designing the cover and writing the cover copy.  Fortunately, I get aid in the first task, though nothing I … Read the rest