Saturday, January 27, 2018
After reading articles, collecting checklists, eliciting beta readers, hiring an editor, and listening to my critique group input, my novel reach its final stage. Yes, there is a cover to finalize, acknowledgements to write, a synopsis to polish, a summary to hone, but this book no longer needs my full attention.
My novel may be ready, but there is still much to do. My marketing plan needs tweaking not to mention the calendar for the entire publishing project needs to be written.
Sources to Check:
Saturday, January 20, 2018
Add to this my biggest supporter and critic, my husband, summed up the main character's frustrations in two sentences. His observation stunned me. His summation needed to be revealed by the character herself and in the right place in my story.
So, it was back to the key board. Three days of intense editing and some long thoughts about my main character. I finished, two days before Thanksgiving.
It took three and a half weeks of reading, planning, and a very long conversations with the KDP representation before my book met the Kindle Direct Publishing requirements.
Take a browse through my newly published book Changing Habits.
The momentum of the holidays propels us into a frenzy of cooking, shopping, wrapping, decorating, entertaining, cleaning, and overindulg...
Warning to all writers who scribe thoughts on bits and scraps of paper and throw them in a box to rewrite later. Those bits and scraps ma...
Yesterday, I used the WORD's handy feature to listen to my book. This great tool helped me finesse the final (hopefully) edit of my fi...