This will be a short blog post. I actually set this up last night and set it to post on it's own so that I could write throughout the day without being tempted to blog.
The first thing I'd like to discuss is the cover of Through the Flames.
I put the cover on Kindleboards, asking for opinions. I was met with good responses for the most part, though two people nearly convinced me to use something else.
But you know what? I like the current cover art. I chose to use it, and I don't think it looks home-made. Maybe I am too close to the matter at hand, but I didn't decide to self-pub just to let someone tell me that I shouldn't use the art that I want.
So, I'm still using the same artwork, but I've made the decision to change the font and the font color.
I'll let you know about it when I make a firm decision.
That said, I have every intention of changing the coverart completely when the paperback books come out.
After reviewing everything, I decided to release the paperbacks no less than six months after the e-books. This is mainly so that I can build up enough revenue to hire someone to redo the cover art of my first three or four books. I'd really like to have cover art similar to what was used on the latest reprints of RA Salvatore's Drizzt books.
Getting away from that subject, I'm going to address a time frame.
The time frame that I'm going to discuss isn't my schedule. It is the time frame that Through the Flames takes place in.
To put it simply, the Prologue takes place 2 days before Chapter 1. The Epilogue takes place 50 days after the Prologue and 2 days after Chapter 35. So despite what you may think at first, Through the Flames takes place over a period of less than two months.
Well, that'll do it for today. Have a nice day.