It’s always exciting to play with a new website. When I use WordPress it can be developed really fast and I can change the look in seconds. It sure beats the old process of setting up and designing the pages. All the amazing artists out there are contributors to this process and it doesn’t cost me a dime. I love it!
When it comes to marketing, I’m more of a sportsman type woman. If I look at marketing like going fishing with a net (where I don’t kill anything), I’m happier and by shear numbers I’m bound to get a few nibbles.
And that’s all I have to say about that!
Finding the websites I needed to obtain all the pertinent acronyms was an easy process because I bought a wonderful book on self-publishing by Peter Bowerman called The Well-Fed Self-Publisher: How to Turn One Book Into a Full-time Living. It is loaded with information and worth ten times the price I paid for it. It was a fascinating read besides. He put lots of examples and made it easy to understand how things can be done to achieve some success. I recommend it highly if you are a first time novelist and want to self-publish
Beyond the Map’s Boundary is the culmination of a vision that has been forming in my brain for over 15 years. I love history and the mystical feelings that are conjured up in me as I see old buildings and rundown houses, imagining what they must have been like in their prime. What must the people have looked like? What were their lives like? What traditions did they bring to life for their children and grandchildren? Wouldn’t it be wonderful if you were able to travel back and spend a day to get to know the the people and the families that dwelt in that house.
This genre is so limitless and the theme is spectacularly vast in possibilities. I began writing this book with the intent of escaping the seriousness of the real world. It was an opportunity to share my imagination with those of you who like to create their own world that is much happier and fun loving than the one we really live in.
My grandchildren loved the process as much as I did as I’d read them a chapter a week. The adventure is afoot and there are more books swirling around in the cobwebs of my aging mind.
On this my 56th birthday, as I launch my first novel, I invite you to “Come and see! Come and see!”