More Decisions to Make

Well, we’re almost there, just a few more pages to edit and I think I’ll be ready to begin the process of Kindlizing (is that even a word?) my eBook.  I’ll start with Kindle because I imagine that by the time I have the format down for Kindle, it will be an easy transition to Smashwords.  But before I worry about that, there are a couple of important decisions I’ve got to make.

The first decision is how to stop a story that is hardly begun.  Do I just put a note on the last page saying that there is more coming in Book 2? Maybe I should write an epilogue sort of wrapping up the story so far with a tease about the future?  I don’t know.  One of the problems may be that the story doesn’t have a strictly linear construct.  It’s more like building a tower.  Four stories provide the base for the tower.  Three of those stories are in Book 1.  The fourth story begins Book 2 with the tower itself (a more traditional linear construct) completing the reminder of Book 2 and Book 3.  However I decide to wrap-up Book 1, it should be completed by Thursday.  If you have any ideas, for a smooth wrap-up for action in progress, I’d certainly be interested in hearing them.

And that reminds me, since I’m breaking the action, I’ll have to generate a transitional introduction for Book 2. But that’s after I get my  Book 1 out there, so I have some time before I have to worry about that.

The other important decision I have to make is about cover art.  Professional, but not something that will take hours and hours to complete.  It should be catchy, but not over the top, something appropriate.  Whatever design I decide on should have a theme that can be extended over all three volumes.  And the cover art, of course, has to meet the specific guidance provided by Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) and Smashwords. If you’ve got experience designing cover art and feel like sharing some pointers, please do.  I’d appreciate it and so would my readers.

If you have any comments about this or any of my posts, please feel free to click the comment link and let me know what’s on your mind.


About Kevin_Fraleigh

I am a novelist, and much of my writing is predicated on the concept that within each of us is a hole. For some of us, the hole is a divot, shallow and insignificant. But for many of us the hole is a cavern, deep and expansive. We try to fill it with sex or drugs or religion, but the cavern has an insatiable appetite. This is where the dark things live―the things that fill our nightmares. The things that claw at our minds. The things that inspire the stories of horror, madness, and twisted realities. From the depths of that cavern come the seeds of my stories. Won’t you join me in the dark edges of reality? Learn more about me from my blog at You can find my novels at,, and most eBook retailers. You can also read some of my full length short stories at
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One Response to More Decisions to Make

  1. Malette Fraleigh says:

    Just hurry up…you procrastinate so much…I’m never going to get my bunny.

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