End of school madness

Hi all;

For a barber, and I suspect hairstylists as well, the end of school/start of summer holidays can be a busy time. Parents are bringing in their little darlings for their summer cut, teens are looking for the perfect grad/prom haircut and adults are getting the shag removed in anticipation of summer’s heat. It’s a crazy yet fun time for me.

And to add to the mayhem, I’m trying to set up my book for publishing on Amazon. Hell, I just write, but when it comes to e-publishing, you have to wear a lot more hats than that. It of course has to be shined up and made as perfect as possible…that’s a given. But then it has to be formatted and adjusted to make Kindle happy…fussy damned things, I can tell you!

Then you have to either buy (no way) or create (ugh) your cover. This is very important because a decent cover can catch a potential reader’s eye and considering that there are a bazillion other e books on Amazon, all vying for a limited pool of readers, this is a hell of a challenge. And for myself, a complete newbie at designing anything, well let’s just say that my frustration level on a 1 to 10 scale is somewhere around 37. But we’ll get there, never fear. After all, if I didn’t relish a challenge, I wouldn’t be doing this in the first place now would I? Take care!

J.J.

 

Red Eye? WTF?

Hey all;

Just happened to glance in the mirror today (it’s my day off so looking at myself is very low on my priorities list) and noticed that I had red eye! As in, I think I sneezed and bled in my eyeball. Yuck! I’ve never had this before, although I’ve seen a lot of people who have, including my late father. Now between my very white skin (I’m a natural red head) and a blazing red eye, I look like some kind of steam punk vampire. Thanks nature, I needed that…not!

J.J.

 

A Writer’s Journey

Hey all;

So I’ve started a blog. Awesome! Just me and a bazillion others. Well, they say misery loves company, but seriously I’m looking forward to this next big adventure.
I’m certainly not new to the Net or blogging, but I haven’t been active for a few years now; what with living life, trying to write the “next big thing”, etc. But I feel that the time is now to get off my butt and plunge not only into the world of social media, but the world of publishing as well. So I’ve decided to do both. Yeah, let’s see how that goes!
My feeling is that, since I’m going to start publishing through Amazon and Kindle, I may as well have some sort of web presence. So here it is, my first post on my blog. May it lead to many more, and I hope to some insightful comments from not just myself but from others as well. Carpe diem!

J.J.