Week 4 – 67 days to go

Book Illustration by Minu Freitag
Book Illustration by Minu Freitag

Week 4 (and part of 5) started well before falling apart completely! The May Shop Update took over, leaving not even a sliver of time to continue on the illustrations.

#100dayproject to Publication

Since the last post, I completed the eight rough drafts for the title pages, and I am now going back through them to work on the ones I feel need more work. You can see the second version of the Forest above.

Book Illustration by Minu Freitag
Book Illustration by Minu Freitag
Book Illustration by Minu Freitag
Book Illustration by Minu Freitag

I am also working through the Epub issue tracker to finalise and fix issues with the current ARC (Advanced Reader or Review Copy). I decided to ignore the Mobi issues – the Mobi format should no longer be relevant on July 28, 2022 – and concentrate on the .epub version instead. The basic compile works. The TOC looks good on both the Kindle previewer and Apple Books, and the draft Illustrations come through nicely. There are still a few style and formatting issues, but I hope to sort those out before the next ARC release … which I still need to schedule … oops.
I expect the devil to be in the detail based on the requirements of each specific online ebook store. Before I can do that, I need to narrow down where and how I want to publish the book – see My thoughts on eBook Distribution for more.

Progress on Book Two

Still no progress whatsoever :(.

Artwork

The May Shop Update is online. I am halfway content with the new critters, and the new Rabbit totems go in the right direction—back towards a darker, more mystical mood.


Progress last week(s)

Book 1: Progress on new compile and illustrations.

Book 2: Ouch!

Art(work): Shop update is online.

Plan for next week

Book 1: Working draft for cover for ARC. Decisions on distribution, stores and aggregators. Look into online platform like Wattpad.

Book 2: Parked

Art(work): Continue Promo. Start on schedule for the Matariki special and update.