I wasn't too happy with the cover for my book 'Midgie MacAlpin and the stone of Destiny' The selection of images available with Createspace is a bit limited especially for a book cover for children and young adults. So, I decided to design my own. This meant teaching myself photoshop and spending most of the last week cross-eyed as I fought with tracking and kerning text. I'm quite pleased with the result above, but I just know that as soon as it goes back up on sale, I'm going to spot a great glaring mistake. Oh dear just spotted one. There's a little blob of white on the bottom left hand corner. Too late now.
Then there has been 'Scotland's Hidden Harlots and Heroine's to think about now that Pen and Sword have given me a definite launch date of 1st March. I've been taking a serious look at the questions I brought up in my last blog. After looking at the advice of writing and marketing experts, it appears writers nowadays also have to have 'media training' be able to write good press releases as well as be polished public speakers. I think you're going to see quite a bit of swearing in the next few blogs as I get everything wrong.
Well, time to get up and put the porridge on and start the day, for the only way to get ahead - is to get started.