Monthly Archives: October 2013

The Process

For those of you who hope to sell your book electronically, let’s just say that getting it to that point will take you a lot longer than you first thought. That has been my experience and I have heard the same from fellow independent writers. I know that many of my readers have been eagerly awaiting release of Sitawan: A Humboldt Pack Story and I appreciation your enthusiasm and am happy to announce that the end is in sight. This is largely due to Jen, my creative and patient graphic artist, and to Greg, the always supportive and mostly patient chief cook and houseboy around here, who is also my go-to-guy for all things technology.

The main problem is with me. I retreat into my creative frame of mind where my characters are helping me to write the best story possible and when either Greg or Jen says things like HTML or JPEG or which book cover do you prefer, I mostly give them blank looks and/or bury my head in my hands. However, since I finished the “final” rewrite/edit, it has been easier to dutifully pay attention to their questions, give them constructive feedback, and focus on the other parts of the process of electronic publishing. But you would have to ask them to be sure.

I hope that all you writers out there will also have a knowledgeable, supportive, and most importantly, patient team to help you through the process.