Category Archives: word 2010 and its little ways

Good news, bad news

Good news: barring any more unexpected hiccups in the process, the books are now on their way to the Kindle Store! I turned out to have misread the form on the Amazon site – it looked as if you had … Continue reading

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Progress!

There is progress being made. Honest. The story so far: I thought I’d order a proof copy of The Maker’s Mask before I got into the whole trying to buy an ISBN thing. The proof copy arrived. I took one … Continue reading

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Proof copy, and triumphant return of husband

Firstly, my husband is back from riding from coast to coast to raise money for the British Heart Foundation! Secondly, arriving on the same day as him was my proof copy of The Maker’s Mask. I was gladder to see … Continue reading

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Look at us, we’re cover plus

I’ve bitten the bullet, bought image rights from istockphoto.com, and been playing around with cover images. This one is for The Maker’s Mask, from a photograph by Peter Zelei and a piece of concept art from loops7: And this one … Continue reading

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What I’ve been doing this week, and another excerpt

So far this week has been taken up with getting to grips with Word 2010’s formatting tools and with the newest version of The GIMP, in order to make title page images for Maker’s Mask and Hawkwood War. I’ve also … Continue reading

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Progress!

Well, things are progressing. The first book has been wrangled into Lulu’s 6 x 9 Word template, and I’m working on the second one now. Hopefully the conversion to PDF won’t make all the formatting go wrong, or there will … Continue reading

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Get ahead! Get a horse.

Things I never expected to find whilst searching stock photo archives for possible cover photos: A series of photos of cyborg girls kissing cyborg horses. Whatever the book is that that would make a good cover for, I think I’m … Continue reading

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