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’?

Marketing Isn’t Sexy.

The end result may well be, but the doing it part, meh. I’d rather be delving into my made-up universe and hanging out with my pretend friends Alice, Adam, and even the newbies. You’ll have to read book two to find out who they are. (There’s a guy named Kal and he’s dark and handsome–oops, did I say that out loud?)

And, no it’s not out yet. This is what we in marketing call, “A Teaser.” Maybe, I don’t know. I’m not actually in marketing.

I think I’ve been in quarantine too long.

Anyway, today, I wanted to make sure everyone in the room knows how to reach me and how to read me. (See what I did there?)

If you’re reading this, you are likely seeing it through Facebook or Twitter. But did you know that these posts actually originate from my website? Maybe check out kristynotkirsty.com. I try to put up a post most weekdays. If you know all about the website because, duh, that’s how you got here, did you know I have a Facebook author page? It’s Kristynotkirsty

I’m also on Twitter: Kristynotkirsty

And finally, I’m on Instagram: Kristynotkirsty

Check out the links, maybe say hi or something. I don’t bite (that’s extra).

Until then, keep reading.

I Did It.

I said I would. And I did.

I uploaded the ebook version of my novel, Turning Point, to Amazon.com tonight.

It’s not available yet but will be soon…watch this space!

Thank you again to my friends and family for supporting me in this journey. It’s been a lonnnnnng time comin’.

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Thank You.

Ask and you shall receive.

I did, and I have. Thank you.

Several friends have stepped up to beta read for me. Thank you all so much. Watch this space for more updates.

Watch this space

It’s (Almost) Time.

I’ve put this off for as long as I possibly can. And, I mean, I’ve really put this off a long time already.

It’s time to publish my first novel. It was supposed to happen last year, but life got in the way (and I let it). Now, I’m putting on my big girl trousers, getting some woolly socks for my cold feet, and facing my fears.

I have one request first. I need a couple of Beta Readers. (Beta Readers get to read the story before anyone else, and they tell the writer what works and what doesn’t – simples.) I’ve made some significant changes to the telling of the story since last year, and I am far too close to it to know if it still makes sense.

That’s where you come in.

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Before reading Turning Point

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After reading Turning Point

If you’re interested in helping a writer out, let me know. My request is that you finish before Thanksgiving. It’s approximately 89,000 words, roughly 330 pages. If you’re interested, and you can read it in the allotted time, reply here, or send me a message, and I’ll get back to you right away with details.

Watch this space, it won’t be long!

 

 

Oooooh.

Okay. It’s time for something juicy. A little exciting. A bit…revealing.

We'll be back after these messages.

I’d like to brag a bit about my graphic designer. Her name is Sondra Fowler and you can find and follow her on Facebook at DotandSondra and DigitalDoodles.

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Sondra has a BFA in Graphic Design and is as comfortable working in ink as she is in pixels. She moved to 98.5% start-to-finish digital work from scanned in ink six years ago when she moved to a Wacom Cintiq. She’s done everything from CD cover and label design and book covers to logo work and T-shirt design. She is currently working in 2D animation for a personal project and she is always open to new clients and new design/art experiences.

And, she’s amazing.

Sondra and I collaborated over several weeks – she even helped me get more comfortable in the 21st century by introducing me to Google Drive and video chats – to get just the right feel. She tweaked it when I asked her to tweak it, and she created several iterations until the cover felt just right. She even created a Facebook banner for me.

If you’re looking for someone to help your book look amazing, or for any other graphic design work, I highly recommend Sondra.

Have I kept you waiting long enough?

Really?

Okay…here it is. My cover, by Sondra Fowler.

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Pretty snazzy, right?

Comment here or on Facebook to let me know what you think!

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