I was pleased with the mockup, so I bought the images I needed, and digitally combined them in Adobe Photoshop.
Notes on writing.
As I wrote the first draft of Tied, in the back of mind, a picture of the cover formed. By the time I was done the first draft, I had been “living” in my story for 8 months and the image of the cover was always there.
When the manuscript was off with my editor, I used that time to begin researching cover ideas.
Write every day, or that’s the goal. For my first novel, with daily work and family duties, the only time I was able to carve out for myself was weekend mornings. Here’s a chart of my progress.
Back in July, I enrolled in James Patterson’s Masterclass course. The price was reasonable and the course was complimented by a workbook and membership to a closed Facebook group, where other writers could share their insights.
There it is, my shiny new manuscript, just shy of 65,000 words and the result of eight months of getting up at 6am on weekends to write.
Important Note: When printing off a manuscript, it’s a time-saver if you print it collated. Otherwise…
I’ve created and designed a lot of books during my lifetime, all for other authors, using their content and their designs. This is the first book I wrote and illustrated (and later self-published) to celebrate my son’s second birthday.
So, I’m planning on writing books. I’m going to blog about it and this is my first post. I’ve had the writing bug for a while now. My only children’s book has been on Amazon since 2012. Then I got busy, got a job outside the home, and had a lot less free time.