I heard back from the publisher the other day just long enough to know that they got my contact information and they will be in touch by December 20. So now I wait.
Meanwhile a friend of mine (the last person I thought would self-publish) decided to release a book on Smashwords. I spoke with him about this and decided it was time I released my short work on Smashwords while I writing Book 3 and proof Book 2.
So my first short story is on its way. Long time readers of this blog may remember I wrote this story, Baby Muran, in May 2010. I re-read it the other day and it still holds up. So off it goes.
I did struggle to work out cover art for the story. I'm not artist but Smashwords requires a cover image. I can't use the artist for my novels because she costs too much to use for everything. For the novel that takes months to write, that one thing. So a bunch of small items too, I can't afford her.
So I dug into the clip art collection I have and found an image to use.
Now I'm struggling with Smashwords. It also lets me upload occasionally. So it will be a few days I think before the story is available.