Actually, there are two. Evil chuckle.
Firstly, over the last two years I have written approximately 190,000 words. Can you believe it? And that is not counting my blog posts. Have you added up your word output? You might be surprised at the number you reach.
Secondly, I am putting together two short story collections. I realised some time ago I have a plethora of short stories either now out of their one-year anthology contracts or as yet unpublished. So, after some thought and nail-biting, I have decided to self-publish two eBooks short story collections. I'm so excited I want to squeal with delight. I am also nervous about getting everything right, but I know there is an abundance of help and advice out there.
Despite my love for making mock covers, I have decided to have the covers done professionally. I have found a designer I like, Ida Jansson, and we are currently working on two book covers. These will be her first covers, so this will be a first for her as well. You can get a feel for her designs here.
Update: The image to the left is not one of the covers for my short story collections. I will be doing a cover reveal nearer to publication.
In the meantime, I am re-visiting each story to see if any editing needs to be done. Then will come the proofreading, formatting, legalities and so forth. As I do not want to be too much of a tease and leave you with nothing, I can tell you the collections will be called Passing Time and Taking Time. Passing Time will contain darker fiction and Taking Time will be purely science fiction.
Now for your help. Whilst I have the titles, I am not one hundred per cent sure about the taglines. Could you take a look and let me know what you think of the tagline for each book?
AND OTHER SPECULATIVE FICTION STORIES
AND OTHER SCIENCE FICTION STORIES
One other question, should the tagline for Passing Time be 'AND OTHER DARKER FICTION STORIES'?
Thank you for your thoughts in advance; they are always greatly appreciated. So, those are my two secrets. What about you? Are you working on anything hush hush at the moment?