Icons.

My good friend, and amazing graphic designer, Sondra Fowler, and I worked for several months to come up with icons to represent the point of view characters in Turning Point.

We use these icons in the paperback version of the book. There are seven points of view in Turning Point (it’s a lot, but it works), and each time the point of view changes, it is announced by the character’s name and by their icon. If you are a visual person, that icon will help keep the thread in order for you. Or maybe you’ll just like the addition of having another anchor point for each personality.

In this post, I’ll start with Adam. His is the first point of view presented in the book. We chose a sort of compass. You can’t see the directions of the needles (no north/south/east/west), but the needles themselves are sharp and strong. They are well defined and they almost look like fangs.

Adam is the original vampire in this story. He takes control of any situation he is in and drives it in the direction he desires. He has a sort of moral compass, in that he usually doesn’t kill indiscriminately, but he also has a plan. If you’re part of it, he’ll let you know. Or, he’ll direct your thoughts and actions to bend to his will. Either way, he gets what he wants.

Until Alice grows up.

But that’s for another post.

To see more, be sure to follow me on Instagram (I also hope to have an Instagram link for Sondra, too). That’s where the rest of the icons, and a peek into my characters’ personalities, will be posted in the next couple of days.

It’s Monday.

Hello readers!

It’s Monday and I am working. Though it’s almost noon and I don’t feel very accomplished yet. Every day that seems to happen. I wake up, fairly early, then suddenly it’s 2pm and I haven’t got anything to show for my day.

Anyway, this week, I’m finishing up interior specs for the Print Version of Turning Point (ebook always available on Amazon). And, I am re-energized with writing TP2. Alice has found lo….companionship. And she’s giddy. It’s fun to write.

Last week, my husband put a cartoon on Facebook which he seemed to think resembled me…what say you?

I don’t know…maybe?

Have a great week, and stay safe, friends!

It’s the Day After Sunday…

Monday. It’s Monday. Call it any clever name you like, it’s still Monday.

This week, I am working on new material. So that’s fun. Like actual FUN!

I am a little stuck with writing Unnamed Book 2, but I have the story line planned. I’m just waiting for the characters to tell me how to get there. Maybe they don’t want to get there and that’s part of the problem. Nah.

But, I did start writing something entirely new. Similar genre, but likely shorter and maybe funnier. I don’t know yet. But I’m a couple pages in and it’s feeling good. It’s an idea I’ve been toying with in my mind for a couple years now, but never had any direction, so I never spit it out. Then, suddenly this weekend, these characters started talking my head off. So, they’re finding their way onto paper now.

I hope Alice and her new beau don’t get jealous. I’ll get back to their story soon.

Enjoy your week, dear readers. Stay well and wash your hands.

And…It’s Monday.

So it seems Monday has rolled around again. Doing my best to post weekly if for no other reason than to mark which day it actually is.

For this week’s edition of “It’s Monday, What am I Doing?” we see our intrepid author tackle paperback formatting.

If you follow me on Instagram: @kristynotkirsty (and if you don’t, you should probably start now), you saw last week I posted a video of the edits that need to be made based on the proof paperback copy of Turning Point. It looked like a lot, but most of it is formatting. Stuff that looked right on screen, but that I saw needed fixing on paper.

And while I’m at it, can I just tell you how amazing the paperback book feels? Like silk. Like butter. Like…OMG I wrote a BOOK!

Ahem.

So, my week is mostly going to be using a fine tooth comb to find every possible issue. And I’m sure I’ll still miss a couple. Just to prove I’m human.

Monday, Monday.

Hello friends. It is indeed Monday. Again. It’s been a while, how are you?

Time for, “It’s Monday, What am I Doing?”

This week, I am rereading The Vampire Lestat. I’m about a third of the way through. It’s slow going because I read at night, and I don’t know about all of you, but I’ve been so tired by the end of the day lately that I can’t read more than a few pages before my eyes just close. I’m enjoying getting reacquainted with The Wolfkiller. And in fact I had forgotten that Lestat was known as the Wolfkiller. There’s so much about The Vampire Chronicles that I have forgotten, which means it’s fun to read these stories again!

I am also working on Book 2. The muse is lingering, mostly just out of reach, but I can see her so I am hopeful she’ll return in full form and ready to inspire very soon.

That’s my Monday. What are you doin’?

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