Heatwaves



Something I have been playing with on social media this week. In all honesty, I think it works better as a square with my marks on and writing on. However, the below was for Twitter this week, during the UKs epic heatwave.

God above it’s been hot, but my old boss insisted on having the air con on full blast. It used to give me a headache it was so cold. May as well have been working in a refrigerator. A short 2 weeks later, I am back at home, trying to get back into the swing of freelance life.

I have an empty schedule work-wise, with an imminent move in a few weeks time. So if any of you fine folks have any work for me, from website logo design to book cover illustrations, give me a holla!

I am having quite the argument with Amazon about the release of my third book. I browsed quite a few self-publishing platforms a few months back. They are all notoriously bad when there’s a problem of their own doing. In this instance, they massively misprinted my third books demo copy. Getting them to confirm this isn’t going to happen on release has been a pain in the arse. Anyone waiting for the third book, sorry, it may not be released this month as intended.

If you want to purchase my first or second books, you can grab them at the links below.

January USA – $15.54   /   January UK – £12.00

Capricorn USA – $15.54   /   Capricorn UK – £12.00

 

    1. Writer and doodler by trade. I went the self-publish route for all my books so far. Plenty of options out there, but all of them can be pretty hit and miss heh.

  1. I had no idea you got published. These stories are very much a welcome notification in my inbox haha. Hope that gets sorted, Amazon tend to be pretty okay with actual items so I hope they pull themselves together for you!

    1. I am afraid I self-published heh. I did get in a proper editor before publishing though and spent an age formatting the book until I was happy with it. I should get some interior pictures of the books up here… 🙂

  2. You were polite about the “hit and miss” of self publishing. The market ahs drastically changed from the old days of getting a box of books printed by a “vanity” publisher, yet the publishers themselves have dragged the old paradigm with them. “Here’s your book. What? You didn’t want us to re- punctuate it and change the leading female character’s name to Foonblat? You’re saying we got you crossed with an academic text on steamed Malaysian food? Sorry. We’ll get back to you.”

    Not.

    1. Hah, Yes. It’s a strong case of whatever system you prefer using to publish. None of them were good enough to stand out.

  3. I know a few people that self-published and it worked out fine, but of course you have to figure out the publicity yourself. Others have spoken of disasters. I hope all your endeavors work out well.

    1. Cheers Linda. It’s been working OK for me. Just the usual of nobody coming back to you when something goes wrong heh.

  4. I feel your air con pain. My office is like a fridge (I’m wearing a jacket) but the corridor and kitchen are ovens. I died from thermal shock twice yesterday.

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