I’m working on what I hope are the final round of edits of my novel, Cheer, which I am planning to self-publish through Kindle Direct Publishing next month. As I wrap up the story, I have to start thinking about outsourcing some other elements of the book, including hiring an ebook cover designer and a Kindle formatter. I also wanted to get a professional author photo for the back of the book and the Amazon author page. Yesterday, my friend at Diane Philips Photography took my photo in San Francisco’s Presidio. I wanted something super natural, though at my age, that actually requires a bit of work, including hair and makeup. After the shoot, we looked at the photos on Diane’s computer. She did a great job but…ugh, belch, yuck. It’s no fun to scrutinize your 40-something self in high definition! We’ll be choosing a photo together in the next few weeks. As uncomfortable as it was to observe the difference between what I think I look like and what I actually look like, it was an exciting step towards getting this book published!
I’m in the final editing stages and my plan is to publish it via Amazon in August 2012. (To me, this is perfect timing since Cheer is a quintessential beach read.) At publication, I’ll post here more frequently, filling you in on what inpsired the story, which has been brewing in my head for more than 20 years, as well as my writing process. You’ll also be able to find me on Twitter and Facebook.
If you’d like to be notified when Cheer becomes available, please leave me a comment with your conact information. (My current plan is to offer it at $2.99, less than the cost of a San Francisco latte!)
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