To celebrate the new year, I wrote a short e-book:
When I decided to jump in to this project, I didn’t realize what a learning experience it would be.
- I have tried Canva before, and I used it to create my book cover. Pretty simple.
- I was accustomed to the information-gathering, editing, and rewriting that I had to do. (Even after all that, I know the book is farrr from perfect.)
- The process of formatting through Kindle Direct Publishing was stretching, and it included lots of trial and error. After viewing it on various devices, I had to tweak the formatting. You must unpublish the book if you need to edit it— so I have already had to unpublish and republish this book twice.
- After listing the book, I found it under another author’s booklist. (Her name is Lisa Luciano, too.) So, I changed my name to include my middle initial, and got the book in the right place.
Looking back, the experience was like taking a class. I learned, practiced, made mistakes, started over, and repeated this a few times. The end project of this made-up, self-directed class was to complete and publish my own ebook.
- I enjoyed collecting quotes from some of my favorite children’s authors. These quotes are included at the beginning of every chapter.
- Chunks of the book were adapted from other work I have done here on my blog, or borrowed from my other writing projects.
- My favorite part sits at the end of the book, where I tell a little bit about my personal journey. It’s called: Tired, Crazy, Ignorant and Unrefined: My Story.”
If you are interested in homeschooling, or know someone who is, I invite you to take a look! The book aims to be encouraging and practical for anyone who is new at home education, and it might be helpful for homeschooling parents who would like a few fresh new ideas.
A free copy goes to the first three people who would like to send me their name and email address in a private message!
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