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28 May 2019

I edited the content of the book, then ordered another proof copy.  When it came, I was happy.  I added the characters names and two maps to the back of the book before submitting it for publication.  The book went live today, on the day of the fictional invasion of Maine.  The invasion was May 28, 2041.  Since this is 2019, this is 22 years before the initial invasion, and 23 years before the events of the book.  I hope the book is a success!

-Brennen Smith

15 May 2019. 

 

Book came on the 11th.  Noticed a few errors I had missed.  I'm in the process of editing it right now.  I hope to have an edited version ready to be published within a week.  Also, the New England Author's expo is late next month.  I will probably reserve my spot on Friday.  It's almost ready!  

 

-Brennen Smith

10 May 2019

Finished the book on the 8th of May.  I ordered two proof copies that should arrive by Saturday the 11th.  I also ordered and received 60 blue and white 187th infantry brigade (aka 25th Regiment) patches that I'll sell at book signings.  I also ordered a banner for my table whenever I do a signing.  It's almost ready and I'm very excited!

-Brennen Smith

2 May 2019

Business cards came in yesterday.  They look fantastic and I'm very happy with them.  Book is currently at 268 pages.  The goals have changed, and I hope to reach 310/15 and finish writing within two weeks.  I had to re-tweak the margins, which added a bunch of pages, but then I had to make the font smaller which removed a lot of pages.  I almost changed the book size, but decided against it.  I also bought stuff to make a guidon like the one in the upper-right corner, but I haven't the time to make it.  My end goal is to make it to the author convention at NECC.  

 

-Brennen Smith

 

 

 

26 April 2019

Domain connected to the website.  Although the website is still undergoing edits, I felt like the website was ready to be published.  I also purchased a premium plan so I could get some added extras.  Book is at 254 pages, hoping to reach 300 within the next month.

-Brennen Smith

21 April 2019

This past weekend, I took the cover photo for the book.  I started the process of a book on Kindle Publishing.  I created a cover using Cover Creator.  

-Brennen Smith

19 April 2019

Yesterday, I bought the domain.  I am holding off on a premium subscription because I don't want the vouchers to expire before the book is done. 

-Brennen Smith 

17 April 2019

Today I have continued to edit the site.  I added the ranks and the regiment structure.  I am currently looking into buying bulk patches and business cards for any future signings or events.  I also started thinking about the copyright process.  All looks good for a summer release!

 

-Brennen Smith  

15 April 2019

This week, I have severely re-worked the website. I have added the information page, schedule page, and changed the layout around a bit.  I have also created a Facebook Page, Facebook Group, and a YouTube page for the book series.  Although I am still writing the book, I am 200 pages into writing the book.  I have about 100 pages left.  I have been working on the YouTube and Facebook pages, attempting to make them look better.

-Brennen Smith