Also had to do some research to make sure my legal facts were right and I'm happy to say, they are. My story would not be the same if I have to take a different direction at the end. Plus I had to also look up some military related stuff to see how it works when a married soldier is MIA. And all the stuff about boot camp and such. I don't use much of that, but I had to know it so I sounded like I knew what I was talking about. The guys don't talk much about their experiences. If at all. I decided to have them be like my dad was. Never told us a thing about his end of the war tour of duty in Japan.
He would, however, count his money in Japanese for the fun of it and tell my sister to be quiet! Heh heh. Yeah that shut her up quick enough!
Anyway, I'm pretty happy with it and can't wait to start the next one which I think might just be called Daveena. Unless I decide to call her Davyda . . . Hmmm. I'll have to change it in Devynn's story if I do as she is referred to there. I thought about spelling it Davyna but decided against it.
I had a heck of a time converting it to PDF until I realized I could export it to PDF which worked wonderfully. Got something messed up with my Adobe Acrobat 9 and while I found how to fix it, I really have no clue how to do it. And the Microsoft PDF plug in just quit working for me. So glad the export feature works!
I made a PDF with Draft2Digital's PDF creator, but it's butt ugly. The mobi and epub files are very nice and they have templates now if you want to use those. But PDF really stinks. I much prefer what I can do myself.
I can't wait to launch this story! But I'm trying to be patient and do it all right. I really don't know how that works when you haven't got a readership to speak of, but I'm going to shot for July. I should have a bit of cash this month to do a little promo and maybe have a better cover made, although I do like what I have - just wish I could find the silhouettes I really would like for it. Probably, I'm going to just have to do them myself if I decide not to use what I have. Couldn't find boys I liked nor an image of an annoyed mom, so I'm using silhouettes.
In the story, Devynn has purple eyes. But for the cover, brown will have to do. I love this image.
Story was supposed to be 3 to 5 pages and once she finally grasped she needed a clear ending to it, she had ten pages. I got her to get it to eight but her teacher wouldn't accept it that long but would allow six. So she begged me to do the edit so it fit on six pages. Was a challenge! She has a tiny bit of wiggle room if she wants to change anything. She's one who gets carried away with description and details that would be okay if she was able to do a longer story.
Heading for bed now! Night all!