Even writing this is difficult—and I know what I want to say.
Last year, when my father died, I wrote. Maybe it was because he lived a thousand miles away and I had no means to travel, meaning I had to rely on others to take care of his things, which in turn meant I had a lot of time on my hands and nothing to do (despite having just started a new job). But I wrote. A lot. Writing helped me keep it together, while providing an emotional outlet.
This year, on the first anniversary of my father’s death, my mother died. Continue reading
Wishes sometimes have consequences is on its way to being a book! I uploaded my final revisions for the paperback edition this afternoon; after checking the proofs (four of them in all), I clicked on the ‘Approve’ button to make it official.
I am still waiting for a new proof for the hardcover edition—though I don’t really need it now, since every change I made to the paperback edition I also made to the hardcover edition (since the interior pages are the same except for the ISBN and two brief lines on the last page). I do still need to upload the updated interior file, though, so I have email in to IngramSpark to check on what’s holding things up. (I was hoping to get all the setup done before Mercury goes retrograde tomorrow—but the on-sale date is April 30, so there will be plenty of time for any snags to work themselves out before then.)
Meanwhile, this time I opted to splurge for the advertisement/promotion as part of the monthly catalog Ingram sends out to retailers. I haven’t used this particular service before, so I’m curious to see if it makes any kind of difference.
Wishes sometimes have consequences is finished, and has been uploaded! I am now awaiting e-proofs.
The 496-page collection will be available April 30th in hardcover and paperback formats. The hardcover will retail for $40, and the paperback for $25. At these prices, I will get about four bucks per copy sold.
The two editions will have different cover art, but the same interior. I previously posted a screenshot of the dust jacket for the hardcover edition; here is what the cover of the paperback will look like:
I am going through IngramSpark again, which means that you should be able to order both editions from just about any bookstore—so support your local bookseller!
Thanks to a long-overdue quiet day, followed by a couple of snow days (including today—the parking lot by my building is still too icy to get my car out to go anywhere), I have returned to working on my next collection of poems. What I have done so far:Continue reading
There have been more changes this year than I was expecting. I’m not quite ready to summarize the year just yet, but suffice it to say that the changes now extend to one of my collections in progress, Straining Against the Margins.Continue reading
Well, I did not write anything today. But, after I found myself intrigued by the artwork I did for the new piece of music I released over the weekend, I have another possible cover for Straining Against the Margins:Continue reading