Welllll.... I thought I was going to spend a couple of days over the Christmas holidays, freshening and polishing up all the books I already have available online. Assuredly because one publisher/mentor who shall remain nameless (goes by the aka of 'Moose') pointed out that I have missed a copyright and ISBN in a paperback copy, in his possession. Sooo embarrassed, I quickly set about rectifying the said problem. (I chuckle at my own foibles; nothing makes me feel more professional than a silly omission). Hmmmm... that small detour job/mission, took nearly 6 weeks of day in and day out all-nighters! Yes, I made have sounded as though I had turrets at times. I think I am finished, I hope, I pray, I don't know anymore; I chuckle. Most non-writer types would never know how much work and tech savvy goes into writing, editing, re-editing and editing some more, tech formatting, publishing and marketing a book. No complaints; just a lot of work - behind the scenes. It has to be a labour of love for ourselves as well as a gift for our readers, or else we would not do it. It's not like the old days, when we could just send over a pile of scribbled papers and a publisher would then churn it into a marvelous finished masterpiece that you can hold in your hands. Nope! There are a long list of do'es and don't's, specifications and legal requirements, not to mention cover designs, descriptions and somewhere near the end; marketing. Each book has at least four different formatting musts; multiply that by 7 books and you get the gist. And of course, I would be on the last of the fourth version of one book and find a typo or spacing error and then would have to go back and fix them all. Sheeeeeesh!!! When in the throws and flow of creative writing, I am in one of my absolute, favourite happy places. Tech, is not! And while my former publisher, now mentor/editor may feel un-appreciated for all his time, expertise and skills, I assure him now, that I have always been and even more so now, am brimming with gratitude and appreciation.
HOT NEWS: This time out polish mission has resulted in a number of other changes and I am happy to announce and share, that a new book; "Angel Guides, love communication Workbook Journal" is now available in both ebook and paperback; Amazon, Lulu, etc.. Another juicy change, is that 'Spiritual Biz' ebook will always be free via Lulu.com. This book is a joyful collaboration with Daniel Davison and in the spirit of the book, this freebie is a pay it forward gift to the world! Several of my other self help books have been drastically reduced, at cost, to ensure affordability for those who need them the most! Muwwwaaaa.... my Soul Works Gift it forward!
Yahooo!!!! NOW, I am taking a few days off and away from my desk to catch up with friends and family that I have been neglecting.
And I wish you all good blessings, a belated New 2017 Year wish for you and your loved ones!