This week I have been busy making covers, rewriting Kat and the Cursed and typing up two short stories. It’s been a little busy.
I have created two covers this week. YouTube was totally my friend in teaching me a little about creating covers right on Word. If I keep working at it I may purchase Photoshop, I think you can do a lot more with Photoshop than you can with Word but for now I think they turned out alright. I was able to make a cover for my story I told you about last week You Belong With Me and I tried my hand at a cover for Cursed. I found Derek Murphy very helpful.
The short story I made was for a contest with Pixie Forest Publishing. It’s for their Mythical Creature Contest. I’m calling it The Fair Folk. That is one of the names that the Irish use for fairies. The only problem with this contest was that the piece couldn’t be over 3000 words and I’m a pretty wordy writer. I kept having to cut it down. Luckily I was able to have someone read it and point out where I needed to put back in some description so it would flow better. I love having people that understand and are willing to read and give constructive criticism.
I actually love constructive criticism, it helps me learn and grow as a writer. I would much rather someone tell me what was wrong or what they didn’t like than someone who just tried to please me and tell me it was good when it actually stank to high heaven.
I’m going to start doing (hopefully) a weekly writing prompt given to me by Stephanie Ayers on her website. It’s 200-1000 words and I think will help me to start focusing on what is really important in a story. After having trouble with the one for the contest I realized I needed to start doing word prompts again. If I have more people to do it with it will be a lot more enjoyable. If you’d like to join the fun click the link, she puts a new one up every Monday and we share our pages to her comments so we can look at what each other wrote.
I hope everyone has had a productive week, I really feel like I have.
Tell me what you are up to. Any new projects your working on?
Have a great weekend and see you next week!