Changes

I don’t like to do change for change sake, but occasionally it becomes clear to me that what I am doing currently isn’t working. “What I am doing” could be anything from my writing schedule to the time I get up in the morning for work. There have been a few things that seem to be out of sync lately and I’m not exactly sure why. For example, I can’t seem to get ANY kinds of comments on any of my projects. That includes comments on my Wattpad work, reviews of my books, comments about podcast episodes or even my blog posts. Is that because I am so vanilla that people simply don’t have anything to comment on? I don’t […]

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Mik Murdoch and the Power Within is Ready for Editing

I was going to title this post, “Mik Murdoch and the Power Within is Finished” but that really isn’t true. I still have to do a polishing edit before I send it to my publisher and editor. Once they have it, it will be edited/revised/re-edited to within an inch of its life. Then it will get a cover and layout followed by release as and ARC (Advanced Reader Copy) for review and finally it will be available for sale. That means we are still a few months away from it being generally available. The book ended up finishing at slightly more than 65,000 words, 29,000 of which I wrote during my vacation (which ended yesterday, unfortunately). What the final, published count […]

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Get Published Episode 85 – Jeff Minkevics talks Cover Design

http://media.blubrry.com/getpublished/p/www.michellplested.com/wp-content/uploads/GetPublished/GetPublished-Episode85.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSI hope you aren’t getting tired of me walking you through the various aspects of my journey to getting Mik Murdoch, Boy Superhero published. I’ve had the great fortune to speak with many authors about their own publishing experiences, and now that I’m on that same road, I want to tell you everything I can about my own in hopes that it will help you. With that in mind, in today’s episode, I talk to Jeff Minkevics, a fantastic artist and close friend. I had the great fortune of having Jeff create the cover for Mik Murdoch. We sat down at a local pub and talked about covers over […]

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