Taking A Deep Breath

Dear Readers,

I see it’s been eight days since my last post. In the past couple of weeks I’ve devoted myself to formatting my book of poems and short stories, Silver Morning Song, for a printed version. And this has been a real learning process!

I’m happy to tell you that, after much trial and error, Silver Morning Song — in a shiny paperback edition — is now available from Amazon.com

Rik Hall at Wild Seas Formatting has also updated the e-book files so readers can order the latest e-version — hopefully with NO typos now — from either Amazon or Kobo. Funny how many times you can go over a book and those little typos and spelling mistakes still slip through. 😦

In addition to my own project, I’ve been doing a quick second edit on the book of a friend. This is an allegory that I expect will be in print before too long.

Here on the prairies this past week we’ve been enjoying a mild spell of weather, together with sunny days that really makes us think of spring. Some evenings and/or mornings have been foggy, so our trees have a glistening hoar-frosted appearance now.

I trust life can get back to normal again, and I’ll be more faithful at blogging for awhile. Although I’m really enthused about getting to work, editing and then publishing my next book. This adventure of publishing your own writing kind of grows on a person. 🙂

Leave a few lines in the comments and let me know how you’ve spent the month of January? For some folks in the East, I gather it’s been a month of shoveling snow.

9 thoughts on “Taking A Deep Breath

  1. Congratulations on completing the book, Christine! My January has consisted of putting some time aside to get back to reading the blogs I follow on WordPress, as well as working on the final edit of my novel. I’m in Vancouver, so it’s been mostly rain, as you’d expect at this time of year 🙂

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    1. I got very behind with reading blogs, too. Thanks for reading mine and leaving your comment.

      Yes, I’d expect rain. Or as someone from the prairies once quipped, “I moved to BC because of the climate and moved away again because of the weather.” 🙂
      I hear you folks are on alert for an incoming tsunami there?
      I looked out a bit ago and huge feathery snowflakes are falling here.


    1. Glad you like it. and good for you if you’re putting together a book, too. It’s no small thing formatting a book of poems, especially short poems with a couple on each page, in between longer stories.

      I’ve had to “fix” this and that as I went along, and a few more things after I got my proof copies Wednesday. And now that the books done and downloaded, I realize I didn’t do book headers such as are supposed to be at the top of the pages. Sigh 😦


      1. My book is a combination of poems and short—and some quite long—stories, ten separate sections, 190 pages in all. So I needed a Table of Contents and page numbers. But you’re right: the header with book name and section title (or author name) isn’t necessary. It’s just “the done thing.”


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