Maybe I should be calling this the chapter marathon instead. I got a mock up of the first section of my nail art book done and it looks horrible! Plus, it’s a huge file and it’s only one section.
The text I wrote for it was minimal, maybe 300 words, but it’s definitely a good exercise. I’m trying to give the manicurist a definitive voice. I don’t know if I’m succeeding, but I think I get closer every time I change a sentence to something different.
I’m learning a ton about photo editing as I mentioned in an earlier post. I have a class tomorrow. What I really need to know is what colors work best for different projects and what colors work well together.
Holly generously asked if she could donate the gift card back so we could giveaway another prize this week. What I decided to do was split it into three gift cards of $5. So Holly won a $5 gift card to Starbucks. Yay! I’ll pick a winner this week from all the names of people who post. Everyday you post in the comments section, you get another paper in the drawing. Invite your friends in your crit groups. I’d love to see more people here!
Flash back to a sandwich I made a few years ago. I should make that this week!
I spent the day making a cover, and I’m super proud of it. Today I learned how to make a flaming letter on GIMP:
I’m so excited! And I’ve learned how to rotate text and create bigger letters than the rest and how to merge two images together. The new cover for the serial is Awesome. At least I think so. I’m hoping it attracts new customers.
But you guys probably want to know the winner. It’s Holly! Holly please LMK if you want the gift card to Barnes and Noble or Starbucks. Yay!
Thanks to everyone who participated! I’m doing a word count marathon again this week, but without the giveaway. Please come by!
My total for the week is 12500. More importantly I got Episdoe 9 finished. Instead of starting the next book, I spent the little amount of time I had, reading it and sending it to Julie.
I’ll be posting my word count daily again next week. Summer is chugging my way which means three kids in the house all day. And I’m still trying to get something published once a month, even throughout the summer. I hope you join me for another marathon!
I’ll draw a name out of a hat for a $15 gift card from the names of everyone who joined me this week. I won’t announce the winner until tomorrow night, so you still have time to post your word count for the week here and get in on the fun!