So remember last week when I was all like “Oh, I’ll update weekly cause I’m better at remembering that.”
Yesterday on Twitter someone posed a question that made me spout off some nonsense. (As is prone to happen with me.) And I wrote this last night while trying to fall asleep.
It amused me, so I thought I’d share. I hope it amuses at least one other person.
That’s an awfully vague title, but I didn’t feel like putting “Thinks I’ve Learned Since I Hit Publish on Out of Darkness Three Months Ago.” because that seemed absurd.
Anyway, I’ve realized a couple things over the past few months, that will help (me) a whole heck of a lot when I go to publish Out of Light. Not the writing part, who even cares about that. (Kidding.)
Here is a small, unordered list of things that I’ve realized the past couple days.
- You can’t just slap an ebook cover on a paperback. It just doesn’t look as good as you think. You need a spine/back cover.
- Figure out your measurements. Otherwise, your cover is gonna be wonky.
- Trust (some of) your instincts. If you’re uneasy about how it looks on screen, you’re probably going to be the same once it prints.
- Proofread your blurb and bio. Three times. Maybe more.
- Making other people format your stuff is good. (thanks ax)
- It’s unhealthy to refresh the sales page 50 times per day.
I had more, but I got distracted. I really need to start writing these away from the main computer.
Till next time!
Note to self: Proofread everything.
PS: I have no updates on Out of Light, just been editing it up. Gonna start putting it up on Scribophile soon for initial fixes. Then I have to find a beta reader again I guess. Oh, also I’ve sold over 60 copies of Out of Darkness.
(Yes, that number is 61.)
Hey there readers,
I have a confession to make. I’m awful at blogging regularly. I bet you never guessed. I just don’t know what to put in here to make it worth updating more than every month or so. I probably won’t ever change, I like chattering. Chattering doesn’t quite work on blogs though.
Rambling on the other hand…
Why hello there, dear readers.
Two things. I’ve noticed recently that whenever I’m in a good mood, or excited, that I begin my posts (whether here, a forum, twitter, or even my personal private journal) with “why hello there” and I think that’s ridiculous.
I’m not going to stop doing it.
Moving on, guess who just got ANOTHER review! (hint: It was me.) That’s 3 now! Isn’t that fancy.
That’s all, bye everyone 🙂
PS: I’ve written words on CampNaNo. Something like 4k, I forgot and I don’t want to reopen the document. Only 2k of that was today. Give or take. This is an awful Camp update.