July 3, 2020

SNEAK PEAK: Cover for The Sequel


Not set in stone, but this is the one I'm leaning toward at the moment. I have two more steps before it's ready to publish: first is the index, then designing the full cover: front, back, and spine. Once the index is done (and I do like a good index), I'll know exactly how many pages the book will contain and then I can order my custom cover template.

Seems to be taking forever, but I have to take care not to rush just to be done. Each step needs meticulous attention—in between all my homestead jobs and chores!

15 comments:

  1. How exciting! I loved the first book - looking forward to this one!

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  2. TTC, thank you! So many things have changed on our homestead since I published the first book, not only how things look, but how we do things, even how we think. A sequel seemed important.

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  3. Oh my stars! Can I just tell you how much I admire your dedication to getting a book published? I have one in the outline stage, and I just can't motivate myself to get it done.

    Can't wait to check your new sequel out. Congrats!

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  4. I hope it is a great success!

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  5. Daisy, thanks! I have to say that self-publishing a book from start to finish is a huge job and that it's very easy to lose motivation at many points along the way. You just have to make yourself do it. :)

    Sandy, thank you! Of course I hope for success, but especially I hope to encourage people.

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  6. Writing a book is amazing, and having something to say and do it creatively twice as much. It looks like quite a book. I have always wanted to write a book. Good luck and success with your sequel.

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  7. WTG! Leigh. Looking forward to it.

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  8. Are we having an online publishing party? Perhaps on Zoom? I will bring salad and a dish of kibble for Meowy.

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  9. Faith, writing a book is a big undertaking but very rewarding. Self-publishing means you're responsible for all the steps and parts, which can either be daunting or challenging. But it gives new voices a chance to be heard. Think about what you want to say and go for it.

    Jo, thanks!

    Yvie, thanks! One half a dozen more steps to go. :)

    Nancy, yes, this one is self-published. In some ways it was nice to partner with a traditional publishing house because I only had to focus on writing. Everything else was taken care of for me. But I also lost most of the decision making power and control. And the royalties are much less as well. I love the design part and don't mind hard work, so self-publishing it is.

    Goatldi, lol. Make Meowy's a mouseburger. :)

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  10. Wonderful! I like that includes pictures of some of the major topics!! Balanced: animals, plants, building structures!! How exciting.

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  11. I bless writers who create a good index. It's a long job, I imagine, and detailed, and I'm so happy with books where attention has been paid.

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  12. RT, thank you for that! That's exactly what I was hoping. :)

    Boud, I'm so glad to hear someone else likes a good index. It seems I rarely can find what I'm looking for in an index. I suspect some folks would say I go overboard; I just do it the way I wish it was done. :)

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  13. Leigh,

    You know that I want the first copy with your autograph on the inside cover! Really great news!!!
    I also have news, I have set up my new BLOG and made my first post at 4everhomesteadhawaii@g-mail .com.
    Come take a look?
    Tom

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