As some of you know, I have been in the process of self-publishing Forces and the Malachite Stone, a middle grade fantasy. I recently published it on Amazon but, deep down, loathed the cover I had made. Plus, believe it or not, found some editing errors (after several read throughs); that just wasn’t acceptable, so I quickly pulled it.
I am currently working on a better cover and going through more edits. This will take some time, but I am doing my best to deliver quality work. One of the things with self-publishing is that you have the power over every aspect. And, unfortunately, that means it can take quite a while to get things accomplished. To get past this, however, I am just relishing my book-baby and enjoying going through it again.
Don’t let the process get you down. Just keep enjoying it, knowing you’re making it the best it can be. Enjoy spending time with it while you can. Okay, that’s all for now.
Forces excerpt: Prologue
A dark figure sprinted through the woods, his foot tearing through vines as he ran from the creatures chasing him. The sky thundered overhead and he gave a silent plea, willing the rain to come.
He clutched a torn piece of paper in his right hand, balling it up into the confines of his fist as pellets of rain started to dance on his head. He hoped this would help the snakes lose his scent.