Behind the Scenes
A look at what goes on in my writing world.
I've taken the plunge and sent off copies of Tennessee Waltz and Ransom's Bride for conversion into digital format. Next step will be figuring out what to put on the new covers.
I'm also putting together a collection of my humor columns with the idea to self-publish them first to get my feet wet.
I've been doing lots of research. Since they were printed prior to everything going completely digital, one hurdle I have to cross is converting the print books to digital format. Smashwords has been a fount of valuable info and resources.
I am forging slowly ahead on this project in which TW will get the title it deserves (I mean, really, using the word "waltz" in the title of a book about a crippled heroine??). Plus, I plan to have a picture of her horse on the cover!!
Historical Element: 9
I found a Brazilian edition of Ransom's Bride while browsing on the Internet. Still trying to get the royalty payment for it!
Well, that was a dead end. Seems Kensington has no record of selling Ransom's Bride to this publisher who has, of course, gone out of business! (June 2011)
Fancy that, someone found the money and I received a surprise in the mail today, a royalty check for a book published 7 years ago. (August 2011)
I looked around the web and it was the name of a dating show in the Netherlands once upon a time. It could also be the title of a song, not that I know for sure since I don't speak Dutch.
Buried in the online translation, I found "at random" which makes me wonder if the translator mistook Ransom for random! It also translates into "on good luck" which seems to be a catch phrase. And then there's "Let's try it and see what happens" as one translation.
Why do I get the feeling no one read the book before giving it a title!??
This is a photo of Justin Worthington's house. It's been turned into a lawyer's office, but I love the house which is why I used it in my book.
My first banner attempt. This is taken from the top of Feather's Last Dance.
The blog is from May 2006, titled "Bitchery Survey: Gems with Bad Covers." Hmmm, that puts me in the gem category, as a read or a bad cover??
I just love that the reader remembered my name and the book!!
Here's the link to the archived discussion: Emily said on....