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Last I wrote, I was mentioning that I was halfway through paintings for the next book and I hoped to continue doing one every one to two weeks. Well, I've just finished Painting #13 yesterday evening - so that puts me a little ahead of schedule.
Doesn't feel like it though! Haha.. I've been busy with my free moments.. trying to keep up the momentum... going from sketch plans to full A3 sketches to full watercolour for each painting. Yes.. maybe I did buy a couple of fine brushes along the way.. and my pencils are definitely getting shorter!
So this means, I have just one final watercolour to do for the final page of the story.
I still have to design a cover, which , let's face it, needs a lot of thought and detail and love spent on it.. so nothing I can rush really. I've been lucky with all the books so far, that I've been able to use images from the book on the cover. It might well be this time that there's a cover designed just specially to attract attention, that is not from the story. We'll see.
Then the so called 'endpapers' also have to be done. Also needs some thought.
Then comes post artwork and book building.. and then once that's underway, I'll need to think about some marketing and promotion activities in tandem with that.
Very often in the past, once the book was done, I've just uploaded to Amazon.. and hit 'Go'. A lot of fun, and very exciting to do that. However this time I might need to get a few other things in place before the book is commercially available.
That's it! I've also updated my profile on Goodreads and my current reading list and added a couple of reviews there too.
Bon weekend and good luck if you enter the competition!