Must Try Harder…. — 4 Comments

  1. Sometimes life happens, but glad you were able to get back to blogging. I was a bit of a rebel for NaNo this past year too. I had a few different WiPs started, so I worked my way through finishing them.

    Good luck with your goals for this round.

  2. Hi Pam,
    “Trying Harder” is what success is all about. You never fail until you stop trying. Don’t beat yourself up too much for past in-consistencies (we’re all inconsistent and imperfect). We can only control the present and (to some extent)the future. Focus on today and plan on making 2016 your best year ever.

    Thanks for mentioning your “Book Cover Research” article. I just read it and bookmarked it in my book-design file for future reference. I didn’t see a “Leave a Reply” prompt at the bottom of that page, so that might have been the reason you didn’t get much feedback at the time. You can always re-post the article.

    I’ve been working on my book-covers, as well. I write “Sword & Sorcery” heroic fantasy, so my covers can’t be easily done with stock-photos. Fortunately for me, I have some (semi-talented) drawing skills, so I’ve been creating drawing-reference poses in Poser (3D model posing software for artists) and penciling some cover-designs. Later, I’ll have these pencils digitally colored. I’m also creating my own custom book-title font, using 3D modeling software and Photoshop. It’s a lot of up-front work, but will payoff in the future.

    I wish you well in 2016!

    • Thanks John. I think I must’ve turned off the option to leave a response after some time, as the advice is to do that with old posts to prevent spam. That’s interesting about how you are doing your covers; I wish I had some drawing skills!

      I did try to leave a comment on your blog, but Blogger always seems to ‘eat’ my comments 🙁

  3. I will have to look for the “discoverability” word as I haven’t noticed it before. Your NaNoWriMo progress of nearly 2000 words/day (average) looks impressive to me. Like you, I am not consistent. I have to find joy in the times I make progress. Good things can happen when we try.