Small Steps Breed Success

As a small business owner, it’s often a dance of two steps forward and one step back, coupled with the occasional misstep. So, from time to time, when editing manuscripts and coordinating the bits of the book-making process and developing marketing plans that sometimes derail before implemented, you have to take inventory, clean your desk,Continue reading “Small Steps Breed Success”

Preptober yields to NaNoWriMo

It’s pre-dawn on a crisp late October morning. The chill in the air has layered the cars on the street with frost and prompted the heat to warm the inside of my house as I sip strong coffee. We’re on the cusp of November, which means we better hurry into Wawa for our annual gobblerContinue reading “Preptober yields to NaNoWriMo”

The first days of the Midnight Angel

The photo featured with this post is Angel’s youngest foster, M. Jean-Paul Sartre. Since we did a lot of work on the second cat book, we thought we’d include a new face… The new computer, nicknamed “Midnight Angel” has earned his keep the last 48 hours. Angel edited the first 30 pages of Larry Sceurman’sContinue reading “The first days of the Midnight Angel”

Oh, Write! Competitive Word Count for Motivation?

This blog has mentioned my favorite podcasts in a previous post, but the reality is that there are so many podcasters and so many niches that even the ones that aren’t as entertaining end up on my list. And sometimes I find new favorites, like Joanna Penn and Sacha Black. For more about some ofContinue reading “Oh, Write! Competitive Word Count for Motivation?”

The beauty of simple

I thoroughly enjoy watching Gayle develop our books. The itty-bitty how-to-cat book should be heading to proofreaders soon. Not as soon as I would like, but the summer heat has melted my editing brain. Can’t do good work when your brain drips out your ear. But seriously… I wanted to take a minute and showContinue reading “The beauty of simple”

The Sloppy First Design Draft

Parisian Phoenix’s Art Director and I have an unusual relationship. I usually hand her the text and give her freedom and very seldom does she have an idea that makes me say no. Trapped is a magnificent example. Gayle somehow connected the author of Trapped, Seneca Blue, with our photographer, Joan Zachary, and thought Joan’sContinue reading “The Sloppy First Design Draft”

Updated plans for ‘the cat book’

Every project hits some unexpected snafus, and this one is no exceptions. We ran into some issues as we were almost to design and had to postpone the launch of As The FURR Flies, the fundraising book for Feline Urban Rescue and Rehab. We had hoped to launch the book for our one year anniversary,Continue reading “Updated plans for ‘the cat book’”

The pitter patter of little cat feet: the evolution of ‘the cat book’

We hope to send “the cat book,” As the FURR Flies, out to design and copyright by August 15. We have drafted most of the personalized content that discusses some of the rescuers and some of the special cats, but still have some work to do on the cat resource section we are compiling forContinue reading “The pitter patter of little cat feet: the evolution of ‘the cat book’”

Here Kitty Kitty

As The FURR Flies, an anthology of cat stories, heart-warming tales from cat rescuers, cat resources and cat advice has gone from in the pipeline to full-on pre-production. The editorial team is sifting through stories while the volunteers of Feline Urban Rescue and Rehab are compiling their mini-memoirs and sending us their cat wisdom. PhotographerContinue reading “Here Kitty Kitty”

The July newsletter promotes free books

We sent our July newsletter this morning and, as usual, found a typo as soon as it left home. We hope you like it and would consider sharing it with a friend. To read the newsletter, click here. In the meantime, here are some of our recent activities: Last week’s workshop with Joan Zachary hasContinue reading “The July newsletter promotes free books”