Monday, May 10, 2021

Book 3 Is Off to the Editor!!!

 Welcome everyone!

I'm so pleased you are here today. I hope this post finds you well, and if not, I hope whatever clouds lour upon your day pass by quickly. 

This morning, I submitted the manuscript for Book 03 to my editor! I mentioned before how I have run into trouble for this book with my cover, layout, interior, and editing. For now, the editing issue is resolved. I'm getting to work with a wonderful soul on my book, and I couldn't be more excited about it.

It will take my editor about a month to complete the edits. I asked for a more in-depth edit this time. Also, there are extenuating circumstances that will slow the process down. It's not anything bad or particularly trying; it's just life. I'm patient. This is a good thing.

Anyway, the good news is I've got a terrific editor reading my book and the resulting manuscript is going to be fantastic. I can't wait for you to get to read this one. I certainly think it's the best one yet.

Next up, I have to start getting the interior art finished. I have the roses done, now I just have to commission the other illustrations. The Huntsman and the Vampire had a lot of illustrations, Book 03 will not. The latest manuscript is about 5,000 words longer then Book 02, so as a result, I'm going to cut back on interior art.

I'll be back with more updates as the process goes along. Be well and take care of one another.



Wednesday, May 5, 2021

3rd Revision is Complete!

 Welcome everyone!

I am pleased to announce that the third revision of Book 03 is now finished. This one went much more quickly than the second revision. Part of that is my passion for writing has reawoken and the other part is that my life has much more structure to it now.

I've talked over and over how important a structured life is to an author. Some might think that coronavirus is a blessing for writers: all that time stuck at home with nothing to do! It isn't.

Writers need to be in the world, they need to be around people. We draw energy from nature and human relationships. When we are robbed of those things, our creativity suffers. Or, at least, mine did.

Now that life is returning to a sense of normal, a new normal perhaps, I am much more productive. Not to mention, I am much happier as well.

So anyway, things are progressing nicely here. I'll be back soon with a roadmap for what comes next in my Hunter's Rose Series