Book and Blog Updates
A quick peek at what I'm working on
My number games books are almost done, but there's still a lot of work to finish up. I'm always surprised by how much goes into a book after the writing itself is done: edits, tweaks and corrections, page design, graphics, links, still more corrections, appendixes, indexing (maybe), cover design, and metadata like ISBN, bookstore categories, Library of Congress numbers, copyright, etc. I expect to get back the final edits this week, and I've already made a tentative page layout. The front covers are pretty much done, but I haven't even started on the backs. After incorporating the editor's changes and a few suggestions from my beta readers, I hope to start final formatting by the middle of the month.
Watch for sample games to show up on my blog over the next few weeks.
And keep an eye on your email inbox. Whenever I get the ebook ready to go—by late April, I hope—I'll send you the link to a special newsletter-subscribers-only introductory sale.
Meanwhile, Pi Day took over my blog last month. I got lost in the videos at the Numberphile website and posted a few of my favorites. Pi Day is past (until next year), but pi itself is eternal, so you can enjoy these whenever you want:
Finally, for those of you who also signed up for the homeschool writing updates from my daughter: she's almost finished editing book two of The Riddled Stone series. I've been nagging her to send out a newsletter, but it looks like I may have to make that a school assignment for additional motivation...
And that's all I have for now. I hope you found something interesting or useful. See you next month!