back. I so love it!
I received an e-mail from Mr. Perez my Publisher and it’s time to start working the cover of my book. I need to send him a description today of what I would like the cover to look like and he will forward to the artist. I am visualizing the house that the story takes place in so that is the description
that I’m going to send him. In case you have forgotten what the book is about, here is a tiny glimpse:
A Complicated Life in a Small Town
The road to hell really is paved with good intentions.
Bitter that she was robbed of her childhood, at age 18 Lydia Lawson severed all communication ties with her alcoholic parents. Her father commits suicide one year after she leaves home. 25 years later she receives word that her mother is dead and that she has inherited more than just the family farm. Lily, a 23 year old morbidly obese step-sister with Prader-Willi Syndrome is found in the basement, too big to move out of the home. Lydia sets out on a life-changing journey trying to help Lily, trying to find Lily’s father and trying to find herself. In the interim, she falls in love with Tommy Porter who remains with her right up to the climatic, mind-blowing reveal at the end.
That’s all you’re going to get for now. The editor is working on the edits as we speak. The book is a novella so it’s a short read, about half the size of a novel. I’m so excited I could pee my pants.
But of course when it rains it pours and I am buried alive in work from one of my clients. I ghost-write for a company based out of Russia. The boss (Mike) doesn’t speak English so he sends e-mails to a person named
Christina who lives in Massachusetts and she translates and sends the e-mails to me. Christina is also from Russia and can speak some English but some days it’s very difficult to figure out what she is trying to say. Here is an example:
Really strange with this emails, sorry, resend you. I will talk with Mike, concerning a shop, and we will decide what how to do. Because really a theme is very difficult and there are not enough materials. I can you give to write content for kitchens stores. Did you probably write description for a tile stores? Here it too same only kitchens.
Did you get that?! Me neither. Some days we go back and forth a million times until I understand what they want me to do. I’ve been writing for them for a year now. My latest assignment is to rewrite 21 pages of text for a
dentist office web site. I’m so sick of orthodontics and periodontics that I could puke. But I do learn a lot and I make money at the same time, not a lot of money but enough to make me feel that it’s worthwhile.
I have another client who lives in North Carolina and he’s a dog trainer. I post articles for him on various web sites using my own name. Because I have posted so many “dog related” articles I am considered a “dog expert” on some of the sites. It’s quite funny when I get an e-mail from a person wanting
suggestions on how to make their dog behave because I don’t have a clue. I simply forward those e-mails to Jim.
To give you an idea of how much I make doing this: this blog (right now) would net me around $10 if I were getting paid for it. But I’m not, so I must stop now and get working on my cover and other money making opportunities.
Smile today passengers, it’s going to be a good day!