Monday, June 22, 2015

Summer Veg




While Miss Winsome and the Scientific Society is in the hands of beta readers, I am visited some other of my novels yet to edited. Here is a snippet of a story about a villiage, and abundance of zucchini, and dragons.

If this was a scary-B-movie, the music in the background would be foretelling something awful was about to happen. I walked from the office to my bicycle hoping my bicycle basket would be empty. My bicycle basket was empty when I left it this morning. The music turns into a high pitch dreadful screech to announce, four zucchinis; one very large and three average sized, peared out at me. I do not eat zucchini. This was day three of the siege of zucchinis. Looking down the line of bicycles, every one of the baskets or tag-a-long carriers contained GREEN - zucchini green.


Thursday, June 18, 2015

Miss Winsome and the Scientific Society

My novella, Miss Winsome and the Scientific Society, is in the hands of a few beta readers. It is exciting and terrifying at the same time. On one hand, it is nice to have a break from this story and catch up on social media, this blog, and do other writing. On the other hand, I fear the beta readers will hate it. I also know that once they are done then I have to be serious about first ebook publishing it and then navigate having print copies available. 

In the next coming weeks, I'll have to create a cover, buy ISBN numbers, and delve into the intricacies of Scrivener. The long list of navigating the self publishing world is a big reason I wrote a novella. The full fledge novels that I've written but have not edited were put on the back burner, because I felt a 25,000 word novella would be easier to handle the first time through the process.

If you are interesting in beta reading this novella, I'll be taking one more reader. 
Here is a link http://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/beta-reader-etiquette/  a blog post about beta reading.

I'm also looking to start an author street team. If you unfamiliar with author street teams, there are many blog post and articles on the web about them. I would most like make a private page on Facebook for it, but if you are interested then send me a message with how you would like to be contacted when I do start one.