November and we're in another lockdown! It hasn't stopped me working, or writing, or sorting out various elements of my publishing,
My new Aquasapien Book 1 arrived and the cover itself looks great with the silver metallic titles I requested. Only snag being the cover material of my sample copy refused to lie down properly. I know waves and the sea are part of this story, but having a cover wave at me was not what I intended.
Several conversations later, the production manager at my printing company reports this has been caused by printing the cover side to side rather than top to bottom. I thought printing books was their business, but I must admit they are trialling my request for metallic foil titles. Other digital printers I spoke to said it can't be done. I've ordered a second sample so we wait and see. If I'm happy with the result, I'll be digging into my retirement savings again to print Book 2. next. Staying in deficit for the foreseeable future sadly.
My review of What If? continues slowly. It still amazes me how when I don't want to do something everything else looks more appealing. I purchasing a sideboard for £30 and upcycled it into my newest bookcase this week. Took so many coats of paint I lost count, and my husband was horrified at the price I paid for the 1 litre of specially mixed paint, only to have clotted cream shade.
Then I had to finish watching The Voice and continuing with Bake Off and now MACGMOOH has begun, in Wales of all places. In between, my hubby is glued to Gold Rush and just about every car and bike restoration show going, plus a sprinkling of antiques shows, whilst I sit with my nose in my latest paranormal novel (Check my list out on GoodReads) or play games on my latest Glaxy 20a phone - early xmas pressie because my family say my phone was built in 1921. I'm sure phones weren't around then and before you ask, neither was I.
I'm just about to go and start recording my penultimate chapter of Witch on the Warpath for YouTube. After this, I have decided we will be putting a blooper Podcast out seeing as how I made so many. Just have to figure out a noise to remove the profanities. After that, I'm hoping to do a Podcast of Faye Beerling's launch for Twisty Tales.
My next idea is to consider offering to either read other writer's first chapters of their work as a Podcast, or asking them to do a recording and send it in to me for editing and placing on my channel. (Not reading or airing any graphic sex scenes! The only heavy breathing I can cope with is from Asthmatics) I'd be interested to hear other writers thoughts and views on this idea.
Finally this month, a plug, to remind everyone you can purchase hard copies of all my work on my Estore which you can find by clicking this link.
Or as a kindle story on Amazon by writing the title of the book into the search bar.
Stay safe and well everyone, Christmas will be here before you know it.