And The Winner Is…

Posted by on May 2, 2011 in Uncategorized |

You’ll see :).

I’ve chosen a cover and I’ll post it up for your viewing pleasure once it’s completed. Sorry to get you excited for nothing.

Also, I’m about three weeks away from a completed – and professionally edited – manuscript. Once I have the finished copy in my hands I can do a final read through and we can put any finishing touches on the book. Then it’ll be release time! So far, we’re on par to hit my goal of having it up by the end of June.

I have to say, I’ve read the edited chapters as my editor sends them my way however, I am absolutely thrilled being this close to having a fully edited copy I can read cover to cover like any other book. It seems like forever since I started this novel and although I’ve read it a thousand times, I have renewed excitement about it.

Book 2: Shift is coming along great but I still have a lot of work to do before I can get Exiled in your hands.

First I need to format it so that Amazon and Smashwords can convert it properly. I thought this was a simple click of the button, but the more I read about it the more it seems it’s the opposite.

Second, once I upload the cover I need to make sure it’ll work. Again, my research shows that some people have trouble once they convert their image for the e-book. The picture gets strained and sometimes details get blurred together. The cover I’ve picked is AMAZING and I don’t want even the slightest detail muddled.

Lastly before I give my book to the e-reading world, I have to give my series outline a thorough review. I want to make sure I’m not missing anything that needs to be included in the first book and as such, that I haven’t included anything in Exiled that may restrict my idea’s for the next few books. As I have it outlined now, there will be four books in this series but as we writers know, new ideas crash through our minds constantly and mix things up. Who knows?

Well if you can’t tell, I’m a little giddy now. After seeing the roughs of my cover and reviewing the latest edited chapters, I can’t believe I’m actually going to have a finished book to send into the world. With that though, comes an immense wave of fear that’s surging through me. Is this what we call nervous anticipation? I think so. On one hand I have a book to send into the world, on the other, I have a book to send into the world! I think this ties in with that fear of rejection, but this time it won’t weigh me down and take away from this wonderful experience. I can’t wait to share this book with you!

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