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Christmas time pause

Not quite like Christmas past. This Christmas, there is no work on the book front.

Part 5 is put away in a safe place. Its bytes and bites not yet given the order to execute. Not yet given the task to go out and find its way out into the universe.

Maybe always left in the vault, never to be found for eternity. If I should pass tomorrow, then the book would probably be placed into the garbage bin. Or, one of my family may publish it if they found the time to put it out there. No. Probably won't happen.

There are unknowns in our passage of time. The past is a time to reflect on with the present, to tidy or improve, or to forget and to move on. In the world of books, some books make it. Some books do not. Some need help. Some need allot of help. Some need, no help.

Part 5 will remain locked for a long time, pending any sort of Christmas Miracle. Its creation is not warranted. It is not yet needed. Will it ever be needed. Probably not. The world can certainly get along well without i…

Part 5 - time was on its side for a super humor book!

Part 5. Did add more humor, and even linked more stories from the other 4 books to this one. It really made it 'complete anthology' Part 5 completes the series really well, and it is the glue that bonds the other four books together.

An author finds his glue, but taking some history from other books, and either starting or finishing the history or future in that way. Adding tidbits of information on how things got to that other point, in the past or in the future.

Well, I was very lucky to achieve that sort of fence mending. So I started with the fence a hundred feet down the side road. I got to five hundred feet, but in no where was the story completed for the first one hundred feet. So now the first one hundred feet is finished.

This book is very much comparable to any work I have done. It is nearly equal, but not sure if it is as good as Part 4 ( I believe Part 4 is the greatest), yet Part 1 has the most reviews. Part 2 has good ratings but fewer reviews. Part 3 has done w…

Part 5 why the rush why the speed?

An author with lots of time, can produce an even better work at the finish line. No deadlines. No money. No luck?

Well, keep writing. Keep adding on to your work. Even in the last little while, thought about two ideas to put in Part 5. Not only to increase the volume of the book, but it increases its quality. It is a good think to take your time in writing, and fine tune things.

I know with my previous books, if I had the time now to go back, I could have added a few things, here or there. But, they are in print. No money there either for major revisions.

A self published author is at the mercy of an even blurrier microscope, or one that is needed here is an electron microscope. What is required is a fit for another force, to take the storm away and clear the skies to a revelation of sorts.

But sometimes the awakening does not happen. It may never happen. Reason for a self publishing author to surrender, wave the white flag and give up.

Well, time is the hero for many. Time is also t…

Forgot about that but had the time to put in in there....

Part 5. I forgot about that happening in Part 1,  and about that happening on my Blog, yes, my Blog! Put it there in Part 5!

Well, the book is complete as I can get it. Another proof read. Fine tuning. Maybe more descriptive here and there, take out the slack, tighten up on the sails. Let her sail towards the horizon!

Oh, but still, no money in the till!  Humor still languishing, books not selling! Will wait it out. Money is not what it was way back when. Perhaps will focus on a paperback version on Part 4.

Part 4 was magnificient in my view. It was, a super book. Perhaps lack of financing for advertising, did me in. I did garner a 5 on 5 from Readers Choice independent book review. I did the best summer Ebook award from Apple Literary Awards....

Appears not good enough to sell. Hey, if I cannot sell with the latter two results, then something is definitely blowing in the wrong direction against my sails. Enough to say, Give up!

Well, I never give up. I never will say defeat. In any …

No money in the till to produce Part 5. Will wait it out.

Well, Part 5 is just about done. A few more proofreading as mentioned below. The color scheme for the book cover is doing well.

Thing is, the money has run dry. The funding is out, having needing money for Christmas, and other unforseen expenses that added up heavily this past two months.

The book will see the shelf, and will decide after January or February in the new year, whether to produce or not if things go well.

Everybody who works a normal 9 to 5 job goes through economic difficulties at one time or another. Sports can cost allot of money. A cut in overtime, can cost allot of money. Having to pay for care for another in the family, can cost allot of money. Medication, sadly enough. The list goes on, and on.

The tank is empty. The ability to produce this work, is at a standstill for now. More important things to do at the moment. Family expenditures, came about heavily this fall.

Today I watch the snow fall here in New Brunswick on a grass that is unwilling to give up its gree…

Book cover concept just needs coloring.

Book cover is just about complete. The main character swinging from a ceiling fan. The dysfunctional family together, having no fun. The house, mice running around, the house in poor shape. Inside and out.

Really, perhaps the best book cover ever. And completed without the many revisions that had occured in previous works.

The hardest time I had ever had with a book cover was Part 3. Just the dimensions, the aircraft, the loading dock extension in mid air, trying to place everything on the page. Probably could have used more time and better placement. But, it appeared to be good at the time. I still believe it did the job.

As typical, the cover does show a bit what goes on inside the book. A few shadows of the turned pages.

Well, the coloring should go fast enough. That usually takes a few hours. Had difficulty at times with the production companies in placing my cover on the book. The 8 and a half by 11 does not fit usually a downsized pocket book. Wrap around is used. Not fun. We w…

Book cover coming along great!

The book cover for Part 5 is coming along great. Need fillers here and there, but the basic concept is there. The main character is on the top center. The other main characters are there.

Photocopy, the title. Photocopy, as things get better in case I make mistakes. More photocopies as things get more and more further along. It is looking good.

Realization afterwords, that perhaps economics will come into play in producing Part 5. Will have to wait, until things clear on the horizons. A self publishing operation is by no means a money maker. Millions of self publishing people will tell you this story.

I have to wait, until things get better on the economic front here at home, before producing this book. I was actually in better financial position to produce this last year. The unexpected happens, slight of sight, perhaps, not having focus at matters at hands sometimes...

Oh well. See what will happen in November. Relatives tell me of GoFundMe site. Maybe that is an alternative. Not s…