If you’ve been to my blog before, you might notice this is WAY different! For starters, it’s now a real live site, not just a blog. For seconders, how ’bout that domain name? Sexy Town, huh?
Yep, there was a big ol’ overhaul here as I look towards the future. And guess what: the future is here!
Well, it’s closer, anyway.
Back in the day, I talked about needing a cover designer for my “soon-to-be-self-published” book. (I like hyphens.) And then there was lots of radio silence. There was practically no news. My book, which I promised myself and its most ardent supporter/demander, Denise, would be self-published in 2014, was not self-published in 2014 . . . as you may have noticed.
There are two main factors for this. 1) I actually submitted to an agent, then toyed with/stressed about sending it to more agents. 2) I broke my right hand in September.
Now, when your novel needs a little more formatting done, factor 2 is a HUGE thing. For the five weeks my dominant hand was in a cast, I almost never opened my laptop. You can’t really get much done formatting-wise with a cast on your hand. (Of course, it makes being a marionette puppeteer extremely hard as well, but that’s another story.) And then, when I got my cast taken off, things got hectic at work.
So here’s the update: I have a cover which (depending on the day) I am 95-99% happy with. I am working on that last bit of formatting. I am getting the needed accounts up and running (like this one, my own domain name!). And I am about to pick a date, announce it, and be stuck with it! Nothing like the fear of being held to your word to keep you working.
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Now, I’m off! More formatting to do! If you have any questions about the book, me, or writing in general, feel free to ask in the comments below.