Here's the link to my newest book. The Artwork of Jennifer Jo Fay. I just published it on Amazon and Createspace today and it's live on Amazon. I imagine it should be live soon in paperback as well.
I worked on it all day yesterday and into the wee hours. I was up until 1am or longer working on the book.
I got it in my head in the morning to do it. I had been doing some drawing over the weekend and was enjoying the Maple Festival in Saint Albans, VT. I'm so fortunate to be able to step outside my building and there it is. I enjoyed Al's French Fries three days in a row. Expensive, but worth the price.
I had done three to four new drawings and woke up wanting to compile the artwork into a book. I started going through my files and uploading my pictures into my document. Began writing an introduction and soon uploaded each picture of my drawings with a little memoir to go with each one.
The book ended up being close to 240-250 pages as I finished it this morning. It's basically a retrospective of 25-30 years of drawing with stories of my life to go along with it.
I uploaded to Amazon this morning and was praying to God my pictures wouldn't be broken and they all look fine. Thank God. So I followed through and published it.
The trick I'm going to remember is when I want a photo in a document is to insert it and not touch it or tweak it. Maybe it ends up larger, but it's worth it.
I then went on to publish it in Createspace, which took a little longer. I find their process a little harder to figure out.
It is more expensive in paper back, but I suppose if I get sales, the profit would be nice. I notice Createspace makes you set a limit on it. Must be because of processing the actual printed books.
Now, I'm kind of excited to do a photography book too with my flower pictures and other stuff.
I looked and someone already bought the book in Amazon. Although the royalties aren't showing up yet, so I'm hoping it's not someone whose credit card isn't working and they didn't actually get the book.
I think I will take a break and sit outside and draw or write a chapter to Nut Queen. That's getting close to 80 pages now. Although, I was out once and it's a little chilly. I treated myself to a slice of pizza and visited a few people in their shops to chit chat about the book.
I wanted to go to the local knit shop, but my friend, Katy has her shop closed due to she put in a new sprinkler system. I haven't been knitting lately, but I like to check in with my knitting friends to see what everyone is up to.
I still have that fingerless mitt that needs the other hand done. One of these days. I guess we can't do everything all at once.
I found myself deleting a few parts of the memoir last night as I touched upon being battered. I deleted a few sentences and left one sentence that explains briefly I was battered and nothing more. I'm hoping I'm not going to regret that. I suppose I could always delete it later on and resubmit.
And one piece of artwork seemed to recall a time with horrible neighbors so i added a few brief creepy things about that time. No names of course, just creepy things that when looking at the doll with no eyes I drew brought back some of those memories. I'm leaving those in as it was a time in my life.
Thank god it's in the past. Although, some day a few of my novels may touch upon bits and pieces of it. I keep thinking of that one novel I started writing, The Price of Being a Good Samaritan and someday that book may be waiting for me to write. I know I will have to be careful with that one as it's the one that may touch upon it the most.
Yet, I would still want it to remain fiction.
Jennifer Jo Fay
Copyrighted April 2016
I'm going to brave the cold for a short bit, so I can maybe get to chit chat with some of my neighbors.