Just got word back from my editor. After doing final edits and having two proofreaders take a gander at the story (and find a few errors of their own, mostly formatting artifacts), I am pleased to announce that the story itself is finished.
The only thing that stands between me and my dream is getting my cover art in. I wish I had a timeline available, but for now, it's being played by ear. I am hoping The Legend of Kimberly will be available by mid October at the latest. If not, something bad happened at the last minute.
On an interesting side note, saw graffiti on a train today that said "Real Writers Don't Self Promote." How weird is that? That would be like publishing my book and not saying a damn word to anybody. Sure, my story would eventually be purchased, but I would rather at least men
One proofer down, one to go
Got word back from the editor. The first proofer found only a couple errors, and apparently liked the story. That's two things that are please me. Just one more proofer, and the only thing between me and a published book is my cover artist. Hoping to hear from her today, it would make a long week feel that much better.
New greyhound fitting in. Other than a couple of bad habits to break, she has been a lot of fun and very entertaining.
Edits = Done
The manuscript (Legend of Kimberly: Inheritance) has been shipped off to proofers. Depending on what they find, the story is finished, done, and polished. Now I just need to wait on cover art, and I'll be in business.
Pets and Edits
Just got The Legend of Kimberly back from the editor. Lots and lots of red ink. So now to apply some polish and smooth out the rough edges. I would much rather have a story that is bad due to content, then bad due to poor spelling, grammar, and whatever. Looking forward to tackling that this weekend.
Got a retired racing dog yesterday. As I type, she keeps wandering over to see what I am doing. The cats have all been scared into hiding, so the house is absolutely quiet. Fun times.
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