And here it is. The first Volume of The Wandering Inn…
Is still underway. Sorry! I’m working on it, but I’m slow. Very slow. I barely manage to get the lastest chapter out, let alone anything else. So I’m creating this page so you can see how far I am along, and maybe help me out on some things. I have a rough checklist of things to do, which I’ll write out below. Once they’re nearly done, you can expect Volume 1 to hit…stores…on the internet…or something. It’s all a work in progress!
- Typo-fix and plot-fix the rest of the Volume 1 chapters.
I keep meaning to do the rest of this. The biggest standouts are removing the lovely song lyrics from 1.38. I still think it’s not entirely safe to keep them in without seeking permission and I don’t want to delay even further and do that.
Also, a lot of plot errors are scattered among the latest chapters, so I might have to search there. A good collection of errors for me: http://the-wandering-inn.wikia.com/wiki/Inconsistencies
2. Finish book cover.
The cover’s done! I just need to get a lovely font on it. I have a person in mind who works with the artist I commissioned — Shaun King of http://www.stkkreations.com/. But I’ll hold off until I have…
3. A decent blurb for the book.
Blurb seems good! Will tweak a bit, but mostly done!
4. REWRITE THE FIRST CHAPTERS.
Forever on my list! I just can’t do it. I don’t know why. I’m bad at rewriting, and I need to capture the same elements of plot while making it actually entertaining.
5. Prepare marketing strategy for release day and where to sell.
Currently thinking Amazon and doing self-promo across multiple outlets, but perhaps I need to invest in actual paid promotions? Will consult with experienced authors when I am closer.
So there you have it. Currently my estimates are that the typesetting of the cover would take the longest set amount of time, once I finish the blurb. That’s highest on my list so I can begin the process of hiring someone to work on that…and the typos and rewriting are next. Hopefully this page gives me the motivation to work harder in between chapters. Poke me, suggest things to me, or leave me notes below. Thanks for waiting! I’ll add my own comments with work as I do it.
PS: The remaining Guestbook entries for about 2-3 months are also on my list. I think I have…a hundred? Two hundred? Lots. But I’ll finish Volume 1 first. So much to do, so little pirateaba!