There is so much we have to do to get the book ready for publishing that my head is swimming. We have to finish the edits, the blurb, edit the acknowledgements, finish the cover, set it all up for formatting, decide which direction we are going in for publishing, and write something about us, the writers. I think that's everything, oh and figure out who will be doing the printing for the paperback version. I do have to call Amazon today and find out how all this works.
Yes, lots to do to self-pub, but I do believe, all worth it in the end. I have recently read several stories of people that made very little traditional publishing, I'm glad I chose this route.
True, you have to do it all yourself, but this way, you make sure it's done the way you want it. I consider that worth it. At least after the first time, it will be easier the next, kinda like writing it, too!
The novella is moving much faster than the first book did. I know, it's a shorter read, but even the revisions and critiques are moving faster. It's nice to have the knowledge a head of time, instead of learning creative writing as you are writing a novel. Now we will have more time to get to the second book in the series. I'm very excited to see what's going to happen in Djenrye!
There is one exciting reprieve though, The Game of Thrones new series starts this weekend! I can't wait! I am very excited to see the newest adaption of my favorite book series come to life. Although they are dark books, they are written wonderfully. I love how he brings you into the world and the characters are so lifelike. I am really looking forward to the sixth book in the series.
Actually, his books really helped me in writing Fable. The character building and scenes. The sword fighting and spurring my imagination. Of course, there are other series that has helped also, Harry Potter, and Lord of The Rings, and the Eyes of Crow series. But something about the way George R R Martin wrote that captured me the most.
Anyway, back to reality. Fable is moving right along. We are at chapter 27 in the edits, only 12 more to go. We meet with Mikey this weekend on the cover design, and now it is all slowly flowing together. The light at the end of the tunnel is so close now I can almost touch it!
As we move along in out writing endeavor, I will keep you up to date. I appreciate all of you, you are so supportive. It won't be long now and I can announce the book is launched. I can't wait to see what all of you think of the novel and if you liked it. ( I think you will!)
Until Monday, I hope your weekend is great and don't forget to leave me a comment, the contest for the Starbucks card is still on! The more comments you write, the more times your name goes in the hat! Plus, I love interacting with you and reading your thoughts!
Have a good one, Lisa