TfD2 is finally available for preorder with print version soon to follow. And it’s got the most fantastic cover. 🙂 I tell ya, it’s amazing how much a space can affect things when doing a book layout. Some of my chapter titles weren’t being picked up properly when converting to e-pub and all due to a space!
Next week I plan to continue the notecard story, The Stolen Necklace, so that will be fun, and although I really, really want to get chugging away at TfD3 (and 4), I have this semi-Cinderella tale I want to finish first. More on that when publication time comes.
Also, a dear friend of mine who is also a self-publisher has the beginning of a great series on sale called Blood of the Eohim. Check it out, especially if you are an animal lover, because it has animals with super powers in it! I’m not so into animals, but I love how you just know where you stand with them right away, especially dogs. They either love you or want to rip your throat out.
Okay, back to layout and my slow devouring of War and Peace (I am almost to page 500 and really enjoying Tolstoy as a writer.)
As Kay Shree of the Starry-Eyed Press would say: “Peace and Dandelions!” –P. Beldona
Well, I’m finally done proofreading my manuscript and starting in on corrections and then layout this week. If all goes well, Trolls for Dust 2 will soon be on sale, hopefully by August 1!! And I may soon have a cover image and a theme song to share!
With all that craziness going on, I’m putting other writing projects on hold, including this blog, so I won’t likely be posting much until the book is out. The Stolen Necklace notecard story has about 4 cards left to go, and it’ll be interesting to see how it all turns out. As for Korean dramas, I likely won’t have any review out, but I’m really lovin’ Yoon Sang Hyun these days. He’s been in a lot of major projects, considering that he went into acting in his 30s. He often plays the second lead and very flawed men, but he’s great at it, and isn’t too shabby when he’s the star, either. Catch him in Shopping King Louie and Ms. Perfect on Viki or Dramafever, and as a detective hunting down a serial killer in Gap-Dong, showing on Netflix. Yoon’s one of those actors who really brings out the best in his fellow cast members, so watch for that.
Fortified with kimchi rice and watermelon for dessert, I am ready to get to work. Fighting!
The fun about writing a book series about a TV show, so many ad possibilities:
On another note, finished rewatching kdrama City Hunter and will have a review up in the next couple of days. And looks like we’re finally going to be filming a TfD commercial. 🙂 Good times. –Pixie
Trolls for Dust t-shirts and other gear are now available through Cafe Press and Jon Baas designs.
It’s amazing in life how one idea can change everything.
Four years ago I was struggling with wanting to be a writer, yet was finding it difficult to actually get my thoughts and stories down on paper. So I started this blog with the plan of writing a one-page story every day for a year. Now I only got to 270 stories, but it was refreshing to be writing something creative every single day.
Since then, I’ve written online more sporadically than I would like, but that’s due to a project that just took off from that one idea to write every day. One of the short stories I wrote in 2010 was about an actress who had just gotten hired to be on a new TV drama that was a also a reality competition. Trolls for Dust was the name that popped into my head, and I just couldn’t let that story go.
And now I am writing the second book in the series Trolls for Dust and working on advertising the publication of the first book. As of today the Facebook page for Trolls for Dust has reached over 1,000 likes, something I know isn’t that uncommon, yet it took time and dollars to get it to that point. I’ve had so much fun not only self-publishing and creating the story and the series, but also letting my creativity loose a little in coming up with “box” ads. Now there may t-shirts coming in the future and the website itself is presenting more potential, and the second book is looking to surpass the first in both quality, drama, and awesomeness. Also, I have the privilege of giving away books to potential readers on goodreads.com and am looking into selling the print edition at a book fair or two.
I wanted to share this today, just to encourage the pursuit of ideas, especially for the writers out there. One good idea can change your life. It can open doors you never knew existed. I’m writing more now than I ever have before and a blank page no longer scares me, but intrigues me. I’m having fun pursuing a dream that, yes, is leaving a bit of a dent in my bank account, but is so much better than sitting around and thinking, “I wish…” And I’m learning about publishing, advertising, marketing, design, and writing along the way.
Thanks for reading,