Save our amazing oceans.
The front cover of my new children’s book is ready and I’m just putting the final colours on the images. I am eager to get this published as soon as possible but I am not rushing through the processes. I must be thorough and do everything in the correct way. Here is a teaser of the front cover; more will be revealed shortly…
Today I’ve been formatting my book into the correct file size for printing. This is a laborious but necessary task. The most enjoyable part for me is the creative element so I’m not a massive fan of this phase of the process. I like to draw, write and think of new plots to my stories. It’s going to be a long day or two staring at the the screen. My poor eyes!
I’m just making a few more changes to my book before I start the ball rolling on getting it published.
I’ve been up since 7:30 working on my next book and it’s almost there.
A few tweaks here and there and I will be deciding on which printers to use and my self-publishing options. It’s very exciting and I can’t wait to release it. It’s a lot of hard work but I love it. When you’re doing something you love then you want to work for hours and hours on it. Once again, I’m having to be patient, which is not my strong suit. It’s all part of the process, I guess.
Whilst my first book is ‘out there’, I have been busy with a new idea. As I mentioned before, I want my first book to be published traditionally, however I am open to the idea of self-publishing my second book series as I want it available to buy soon. I’ve made excellent progress with this one and it is almost there. I can’t wait to get it out into the big, wide world.
So far this week, I’ve been working on my latest children’s book (all will be revealed soon) and I’ve designed and started to colour a scene about deforestation.
Stop the sea levels rising…
After a full week, I got into work on Friday to see there was a visitor coming in to school to work with the children. After seeing his name, bells started to ring as I realised he was the children’s author: Richard O’Neill. As soon as an opportunity arose, I introduced myself and asked if I could pick his brains about the world of children’s books. He was extremely helpful and gave me some excellent advice. He even asked to see my book and went through it with me during the lunch break. It was amazing to get feedback from a successful storyteller and I was particularly pleased when he said he liked it.
So, the journey continues as I’ve now had more input, which I will heed as I go back and edit my book once more. I’m on a long road but it is a very interesting one as I continue on the cycle of sharing my book, getting feedback and then editing it.