I know. I’m late. And for those just stumbling upon this site…no, I am definitely not pregnant. If you’re looking for advice on birthing, keep on stumbling because you do not want to waste your time here. I know less about giving birth than most men.
But I am late. Not only late, also late with nothing to show for being late. Two months away from my blog and it’s still the same old blog! What happened to the revisions? The update? The new and improved?
Still a work in progress. I really need a book cover (it will be the first thing you see when you visit the new site) but Ken the Publisher says it might be a month or two before we narrow it down to a few choices, and since I’m missing my blogging I decided to keep the old site going awhile longer. Friends, family, and people I hardy know, continually ask what’s happening with my book. Blogging is the easiest way to answer. And I love easy.
Jayde Gilmore, an editor with Divertir Publishing, emailed to let me know I can expect her first onslaught of this-part-is-lousy-what-were-you-thinking-change-this-immediately suggestions around the 17th of this month. I will immediately rewrite and rework using her suggestions, send them back and await the next batch of this-part-is-etc. Meanwhile, between the editing, I will harass Ken the Publisher about my book cover.
K the P and I have discussed book covers to some extent and we agree it might be fun to get second opinions on the final decision. In the next couple of months I’ll be posting our final picks and then asking you, faithful followers, friends and those whom are just plain nosey, to decide which you like better. And that will be the cover of A Bother of Bodies.
K the P also mentioned I’ll have free books to give away. I have a couple of ideas of how I’m going to do that, after reading copious book on marketing, but more on that later. Right now, I’m supposed to give a due date.
There. That’s done.
I’ve missed blogging, especially when I’ve had something brilliant to share, such as Brad Parks (remember him? From this post http://wp.me/p2DycD-bz?) agreeing to give me a blurb for the back of my book cover. And Mary Rosenblum http://www.newwritersinterface.com/, as well as Barb Taub http://barbtaub.com/. Endorsements from other authors make a big difference in promoting a book (according to aforementioned marketing gurus), so I’m grateful these accomplished writers took the time from their hectic schedules to help me out.
http://www.bradparksbooks.com/books.php is due out in March (I’ve already pre-ordered);
Barb’s second book in her trilogy, Don’t Touch,
http://barbtaub.com/2013/12/06/release-day-is-here-dont-touch-is-now-available/ is available at this link (already downloaded);
and Mary is always busy helping new authors by publishing how-to books easy enough so even I could understand what to do next towards being published (I have all of Mary’s books).
My acknowledgements are going to take up a lot of my book.
Needless to say, it’s an exciting time for me. I hope I don’t bore any of you as I ramble along. I have no idea where this road is going, but I’m going to do my best to enjoy each step and I sincerely hope you will ramble along with me. Your support and excitement brings it all home to me, eases my stress, and simply makes me smile.