As a small spoiler warning, this is my last blog. My semester in Propel is soon coming to an end, and so is my project. The draft for my manuscript is at last completed, and the last week has been devoted to receiving feedback and editing. The last bits of my project will easily be completed over the winter break, which starts tomorrow. I have to craft the cover, which I already have a draft sketch of, and create drawings of the four main characters.
Plans for publishing have completely changed. The original plan was to have it printed through Blurb, but then I would only be able to print 2 copies – one for me, and one for Mr. Patrician and Hansen. I always wanted to publish a book and have it available for anyone and everyone to buy. While I was stressing over this fact, wishing Blurb wasn’t so expensive so I could easily sell my book, I stumbled upon a YouTube tutorial of how to self-publish for free, by Gillian Perkins. She explained how to freely publish through Amazon. After some more research and consideration, I decided to go with Amazon.
Once everything is done, I’ll be publishing a full paperback novel with a cover and back. The best part is that, with Amazon, I can do it at any time. I could very easily publish another book outside of Propel and not have to pay a penny.
I’ll be ordering a few copies of my novel to show during my final presentation on the 25th of January, 2019. If you’re interested in coming to see the presentation, I’ll include a link down below with all of the needed information.
Now, I’ve never been good at goodbyes. I linger too long, hug too often, and tell the person who’s leaving how much I love them over and over. It’s the same this time. I’m not sure how to end this or to say goodbye. Propel has been one of the most amazing experiences of my life, and I’ll miss it dearly. I hope to come back next year, but I can’t say for sure that it’ll happen. If I don’t get back into this program, this really is my final goodbye.
If there’s anything I can say, it’s this:
Mr. Hansen had better jokes.
Link to Final Presentation information: http://www.propellrsd.com/2018-2019-semester-1