Yay me! Finally got my first novel, Kirk's Landing, published. I wrote it during NaNoWriMo 2010, then it basically sat in a drawer, until I met a publisher at a small press fair two years later, Ian Shaw of Deux Voiliers Publishing. He looks for new authors that he can help through the process of getting that first book out there. Ian saw enough potential in mine to get me editing early in 2013, so after a mere eight months and seven editing passes later, here it is. It's on Amazon.com as a paperback first, but next are other Amazon sites, then Kindle and Kobo. Formatting for an ebook is up to me - not that difficult but a lot of guides to follow. I'm planning on a book launch in December at a local pub, so will be sure to order a big box of books before then.
In other news, it's been reading, TV series, book club, and grandkids time. Have to refocus on NaNoWriMo now, as I will need a completed outline in ten days.
Objective - Publishing
- On Amazon.com
- ebooks - reading guidelines for formatting.
Objective - Writing
- NaNoWriMo - still same outline, trying to beef up characters a bit more.
- ROW80 check in - today's
- Blogs - surprised myself and caught up.
- Books - Reread part of Never Let Me Go for book club. Still reading Characters and Viewpoint, by Orson Scott Card. Also reading some Nero Wolf on my iPad.
Objective - Other
- Walking - Some - even in the rain.
- Courses - two to choose from. I may drop the Historical Fiction one - interesting, but Future of Storytelling looks more interesting.
- Movies, etc - finished Season 6 of The West Wing. Quite well written at times.
- Social - Another Beer festival in a local park - third this summer I think. Several microbreweries were there from the area. Temperature was only +10C, but it was sunny, so us hardy Canadians stood around in our sweaters and vests and enjoyed some cold beer.