Friday, October 26, 2012

A Writer's Week #42: Good Stuff

It was another good week. Things continue to move forward on all fronts, and I'm looking forward to seeing these projects come to fruition. The big news this week is audio book related. So far, I've received the first 11 chapters of the book. It's really sounding great, and Jimm Singer's doing a fantastic job!

Cover for the audio book version of Sharky and the Jewel
I also received the newly formatted cover for the audio book from graphic designer Ana Vogel. Here it iis on the left. Unlike a book, the audio book cover has to be square, and you can't do that by just scrunching it down or slapping a border on either side of it.

Ana did a fantastic job of retaining all the elements of the original book cover. I think I can also use this for some other things. It gives me everything in a more compact package.

I continue to make progress on the editing of The Deliverers 2: Order of the Crystal Lion. It's been smooth going so far, but I'm getting to a point in the book where changes will have to be made to reflect new ideas that came along as the book grew. The next week looks to be a little more challenging.

Meanwhile, over the past weekend, I managed to find time to film and edit an interview with myself. I've been to a bunch of author websites, and was really taken with some of the author interviews that I saw on some of them. I thought, hey, I could do that. So I gave it a shot. While not strictly professional grade, I have to say it turned out rather nicely, despite the repeated hemming and hawing of the interviewee! Here it is:

Oh yes, one more thing. I'm going to be selling my book at the annual Run For the Turkeys in New Fairfield, CT on Sunday November 18th. Contrary to what you might think, I am not the turkey who will be running. Actually, it's an annual road race sponsored by the town I live in. They were nice enough to let me set up shop, so if you're in the area, stop on by to say hi.

So this week held a lot of good stuff. I'll let you know how things are going and if Hurricane Sandy puts a crimp in things next week!


  1. Congrats on a good writing and editing week. How interesting about the audio cover- I had no idea. The turkey run sounds like fun- well not the run, but the book signing. Best of luck! I look forward to checking out the interview. It sounds like a great idea.

    1. Thanks Stephanie. It was a great week, and everything is moving forward. I'm really excited about the audio book and the upcoming sequel! Be safe this week!