"...IF YOU FOLLOW YOUR BLISS, DOORS WILL OPEN FOR YOU THAT WOULDN'T HAVE OPENED FOR ANYONE ELSE." - Joseph Campbell

"SOMETIMES ON THE WAY TO YOUR DREAM, YOU GET LOST AND FIND A BETTER ONE." - Unknown (as seen on River's blog, "Drifting Through Life")

"IT IS POSSIBLE AT ANY AGE TO DISCOVER A LIFELONG DESIRE YOU NEVER KNEW YOU HAD." - Robert Brault


"IT'S NEVER TOO LATE TO BE WHO YOU MIGHT HAVE BEEN." - George Eliot

"WE DID NOT CHANGE AS WE GREW OLDER. WE JUST BECAME MORE CLEARLY OURSELVES." - Lynn Hall

"GO CONFIDENTLY IN THE DIRECTION OF YOUR DREAMS! LIVE THE LIFE YOU HAVE IMAGED." - Henry David Thoreau



Friday, October 18, 2013

* What's That on My Doorstep?! *

This past Wednesday, October 16th, I received the proof copy of my memoir!






The above photos are examples of the emotions I went through!


I knew there was a very good chance the photo I used on the cover would be too blurry, and it is....so that was a bit of a letdown. (I promise it is NONE of these!) "Blurry" is one thing when it comes to old pictures, but in the case of my cover, I think it just comes across as "another crappy self-published book with an awful cover!" And I certainly don't want that!

BUT, I'm very happy with the interior paper and print quality. So, during the time it takes to reread the entire book, searching for any typos, and various possible errors, I'll find a solution to the cover issue. 

I would love to post the cover today, but I just cannot until it is perfect. The saga continues!




"Never give up. And most importantly, be true to yourself. Write from your heart, in your own voice, and about what you believe in." -- Louise Brown

21 comments:

  1. Oh, how exciting!!! Congratulations! What a thrill it must have been to open that package. :)

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  2. BECKY-O! ~
    Funny use of pictures in this blog bit!

    Happy for ya about the proof. Bummed for ya about the cover photo. Not too late to replace it with another, right? Maybe Vern can just take another one for ya ...and tell him to use the automatic focus this time. (Canines, they are notoriously bad photographers.)

    ~ D-FensDogg
    'Loyal American Underground'

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  3. Keep going...almost there for sure now!

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  4. You are really really close and you'll get it just right the way you want it. Wish I was there to help you proofread! Sending you bunches of HUGS!

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  5. Love all the photos of you here!! Congratulations once again on completing your Memoir. Gosh, how exciting when it dropped through the door! Pity about the cover photo, but I'm sure you will get round it, using your usual resourcefulness! Have a good weekend :)

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  6. Oh good for you for not compromising your standards. A good cover is important. And a super yeehaw for receiving the book-- wow-- so exciting.

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  7. You are right to spend some time on the cover and we hope you find a good solution. Have a fabulous Friday.
    Best wishes Molly

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  8. Congratulations. I am not even really huffy (much) at being tormented and made to wait to see the final art work.

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  9. I look forward to the final product!

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  10. Keep at it, Becky. You WILL get it perfect, as it must be. It is very, very exciting. Susan

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  11. Way to go, Becky! Congratulations! (I know you'll get it perfect.) :)

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  12. How exciting! You'll post a picture of the finished product when it's just right, yes? I love that last picture lol

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  13. All good things take time, yes?

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  14. It's a process, right? And you are getting there!!

    =)

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  15. So very cool! Good for you on insisting the whole book is perfect. Make yourself proud.

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  16. Yep, you will find the perfect shot! I think #3 is good :)

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  17. Sooooo exciting! Can't wait to see it!

    Pat
    Critter Alley

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  18. I love the cover of your book. It will be beautiful!

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