Ah, I’m learning more and I’m sure I’ll get better.
Yes, I’m still learning. Lots of things. After Effects, Premier, Photoshop, etc. Oh yeah, writing, publishing, formatting. There’s so much to learn if you want to do this book publishing stuff on your own. Heck, even recording videos and recording audio. It’s all a process.
I’ve said this over and over and I’ll keep repeating myself ad naseum. Learning never ends. I don’t expect I’ll ever stop learning until I feel like it’s time to spend my time sitting around sipping pina coladas on the beach and doing as little as possible. Maybe some day I’ll get there, but it isn’t today.
So, today’s video I’ve got a different intro/outro, bed music, and I even put in some transitions and a drop title. Yes, it’s awful and basic and I think it sucks. I spent about an hour and a half working with a 15 minute video going though all the steps, failing, trying again, walking away, trying again, and I’m still not happy with the final product. But, hey, it’s bed time and I’m not going to sit up all night working on it. I’ll give it another go tomorrow and I’m confident it’ll go smoother next time. And so on, and so on
I’m not a pro with video editing. I’m not even very good. I’m learning and I’m glad you’re here following along.
Enough of that, onto the writing stuff. Got up super early and started working on a book cover, again. I’m spending this week getting the rest of the book covers I need for all 12 books I want to have completed by the end of the year. When I thought about it, I was surprised how close I am to getting to that goal. If I finish the 5 books I want to by the end of the year, I’ll have those 12 and I don’t want lack of book covers to hold me up. once I have those done, I’ll be getting the ebooks formatted, then the print books and once I have ALL that done, I’ll set up a schedule to start dropping books.
Now, if you recall, I want to drop an ebook, then two weeks later, the print book. Whatever shall I do in between? I’ll be dropping short stories! WOO! After I get a good set of short stories, I’ll put out a collection. I’ve already got Murdockian Tales out there, so I’ll be putting out Murdocian Tales 2! This will give me even more titles to put out into the wild. For short stories, I’ll be doing those as ebooks only and the print will be collections as well as ebook.
The goal is to get more titles out there to raise my discoverability. I also want to get content out there for people to find. Step 1 is getting everything ready that I’ve already got completed.
Now, this small break in the writing won’t slow me down from targeting 5 full novels this year. I know it’s ambitious, but I also know, putting my mind to it, I can get the work done. I just need to clear the decks.
I’m off to get things done.
Until Next Time!