So I bet you're wondering what my latest adventure is, right?
Besides busting my butt to get the rest of the BVS done, I've recently decided to launch a new "business" adventure. The quotations are there because when you get a hair and you decide to do something like this, you never know if it will succeed or fail!
I've already had one of these moments (No, we aren't talking about it!). The point is if tails comes, you pick yourself up, dust the boot print off your bum, and keep going.
I spent three years trying to get an agent/publisher to notice Bella Notte! Three years! In the end I went my own route. I never was told it was a terrible book, just that the market was too flooded, but that didn't stop me. Now look at me, working on the fourth book in the series along with a handful of other projects! NEVER GIVE UP ON YOUR DREAMS!
Anyways, back to my announcement. I love to make stuff. I always have and probably always will. I've been a knitter since my mom taught me when I was a teen. She could never teach me in a way I could get how to crotchet. Go figure... I've made crafty things all my life.
As an author, I had come across different places that would make custom designed stuff for you as an author... i.e. frame charms with your cover on the inside. How freaking cool is that?
Well, that got me thinking... I'm a writer, I know a lot of writers, I like to go crafty stuff... could I do it?
Heck freaking yeah I can!
I really wanted to know if I could actually do it. Could I make something that looked professional and like something someone would want to buy?
I did my research on some of the others out there doing something similar. I bought some to quality test. I mean, who doesn't want to know what they're up against, right?
I decided go for it!
I also realized that swag isn't just for authors. I made a bracelet for my mother-in-law with pictures of my family dangling from small picture frames. I made a large 1 in cane charm for my father-in-law with a family photo on it. I've made dog tags for my dogs. I've done a custom piece for someone that I cannot say more before she's yet to give me her address so I can mail it to her!
My point being, if you need something fun and memorial with a specific photo, or even a graphic designed concept on it, I can do it! It's not just about the authors... It's about making dreams into realities!
I hope you'll stop by my newly revamped website www.skypirateproductions.com and check out what's there. I'm flipping my coin up in the air, let's hope it lands on heads this time!