There's still time to join the Author Blog Challenge! If you haven't, just do it. Moving right along to today's prompt...
What has been the biggest
surprise about writing/publishing your book? What has been the most
enjoyable or most memorable aspect?
My biggest surprise was all the different formats that were wanted by all the different e-book publishers. Why can there not be consistency? Geeze Louise!
I love that Amazon has started to crack down on allowing public works publishing. It clears the market for real books. When I heard that, I did an Emeril Lagassi style, "BAM!" in my head.
Take that, you profiteers of other people's work!
I have enjoyed the people I have gotten to know through my networking efforts. There are some great folks in the publishing world. Many of them can be found here. Yes, that's The Author Blog Challenge participant link. So what if I invited my friends to join as well?
I never realized what a wonderful community writers have formed around the globe. How great is it that I can talk to Ashley Howland in Australia, Lisa Cherry in the UK, and meet people from the US as well? I adore intelligent discussion and giving people a new way to look at things that they may not have considered. A number of them have returned and given back as good as they have gotten.
I enjoy talking with writers because they are almost always open to new ideas and constructive feedback.
I enjoy talking with artists because they have a different view of the world we live in and take the time to paint or draw it.
I enjoy talking with most people on most topics as long as their thoughts are original and not pulled from the main-stream way of thinking.
Many of the people I now know, I would not have met without networking or voicing of my own, rather skewed opinion of the world. I wouldn't trade it.
Since this post is short, I am going to take today to share with you all some of my photography and illustrations. I hope you enjoy the eye candy.
Illustrations shown large, original photograph in icon. First is colored pencil on black canson drawing paper. Second is india ink on hot press illustration board.
In tandem with today's post comes an interview with Ashley Howland, author of Ghostnapped! Tomorrow will be my review of the book.
That's all for today, folks, Until next time, WRITE ON!