Farholt has been busy! The test copy from Lulu arrived yesterday, and a couple of days before that Finding Farholt was published. The map of The Way is finished and a brand new tune, the Farholt Theme, is now on the site.
September 10th, 2012
August 22nd 2012
Today's task was photographing the Great Cairn. It proved surprisingly difficult. None of the pictures turned out well, so another session is in order. However, I found a great location to photograph the billabong for Book 2.
I also came up with a new idea for the website. I hope to offer simple costume patterns.
The Fairies of Farholt
First blog post for a brand new series and website! I've wanted to work up a project like this for a while, but logistics have always been a problem. Suddenly, in early August 2012, a client mentioned a website called fiverr.com. A writing friend mentioned a truly easy website builder called Weebley. Suddenly, I had access to musicians, artists and narrators and a website I could build without my late lamented FrontPage.
I thought out a quest fantasy story with a young protagonist and hired an artist to draw my concept. Next, I decided it would be good to have an audio book version, so I contacted a narrator. At that point I planned to write a ms of about 2,500 words. 11,500 words later... I'm back in touch with the narrator asking for a prologue/first chapter. As the project grew, I developed more characters and had them drawn. I wanted a slightly unusual piece of dance music to put on the website - enter a composer who produced Clovie's Theme. The manuscript was finished on August 19th, at about the same time I signed up with Weebley and purchased a domain name with free hosting. The first check came when I realised I hadn't done enough research; Weebley certainly had audio-file capability but not with the free website deal. Not wanting to waste my music and audio-sample-to-be, I signed up for the pro option. This brings me to where I am right now.
When the remaining pictures are done, the narration is ready and the cover refined we'll be ready to go to print roughly six weeks after the first concept.
Flora May is the author of more than 100 books for children.