Thursday, December 29, 2011

Happy New Year!

My absolutely, wonderfully talented illustrator, Karen Hitt, has just emailed that all the files have been uploaded and should be finalized tomorrow. From that point, if everything goes well, and Murphy’s Law doesn’t make a visit, the book will then go into production for proof copies on Saturday. It will take 3-4 business days for the first draft copy to be received.  2011 may very well end on a high note. I might even chill the champagne. Happy New Year indeed!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Showers of Ideas

Imagine if all a writer needed for a decent story was a terrific plot; or, even a mediocre one at that. If nothing else mattered after that, well - the art of writing would be painless. 

Every writer, self-published or not, knows that it isn't just about the writing. As a result of all the gadgets available, the writer’s life is more convoluted, especially when it comes to self-publishing. 

Friday, December 9, 2011

1st "Final Draft"

I'm very excited. I just received the first "final draft" from my awesome illustrator, Karen.  I think you will agree when you see the book, that the illustrations are absolutely beautiful.  Here's a sample:

Illustrations copyright © Karen Hitt

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Book Signing "Dress Rehearsal"

Imagine having a book signing without a book? That’s exactly what I did when the Canadian Women’s Club (CWC) so graciously allowed me to attend their most recent coffee morning and present my little book.