Monthly Archives: February 2013

Making My Own Book Cover

After fighting with the options available for the covers, I knew it was time to figure out how to do one myself and upload the pdf file. I tried using Inkspace, even bought a book on Vector Graphing with Inkspace … Continue reading

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Hyphenate?

I read several articles about how self-publishers don’t have professional looking books because they either don’t right justify, or don’t hyphenate, as if the authors are too stupid to know how to hyphenate. I hate books that have hyphenation. I … Continue reading

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Progress?

After weeks of knowing that I should ‘do something’ with my website and blog, I revamped it last night. It’s not perfect, but I think it looks a bit more professional, and more engaging. Also, the novels I plan to … Continue reading

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Sometimes Revising a Novel is Like Looking at Old Photographs

I started revising a novel that I haven’t looked at in almost two years and picking it up has been like looking at photographs. I can recall so many conversations about the characters and the situation that I had with … Continue reading

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Snow

Woke up Saturday morning to enough snow so that the driveway needed shoveling. Had to go into the basement for shovels since we hadn’t used them in almost a year. Very unusual for the Chicago area. I remember last winter … Continue reading

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