Yup, here it is Tuesday and I am posting, feels weird, but this will be the new norm. Although my sister hasn't totally recovered from your motorcycle accident on Easter, I still decided to go ahead and change the days I post since I had already announced that I would.
Yes, for those of you that didn't know, my sister, Toni, was in a motorcycle accident. She's okay, except for the fractured collarbone and sprang ankle, she is recovering. In fact she did attempt to go to work yesterday, but only made it through half the day. I personally can't believe she went to work at all. I know she's been in a lot of pain. But, one thing you can say about my sister, is she's tough and a trooper. Her motto is, "just rub a little dirt in it and call it good" yes, she's nuts!
Anyway, she plans to come over on Wednesday to work on the finishing touches on the book. We have done all the edits from Susan, our editor, and now we are adding the copyright page, and the 'about the authors' page. Along with those, we are adding a little 'Orb' in between the scenes instead of the asterisks.
I have decided to read through the book, from start to finish, and I have to say, this is a great story! I feel really good about it! I hope there are some of you that plan on purchasing the book because I can say you won't be disappointed. Not to toot my own horn, but I am very proud of it and believe that this series will turn out to be popular. That is, as long as those of you who like it, write a review for us and tell other's to check it out. I am thinking positive!
On Saturday we will be downloading the manuscript, along with the cover and map, to be formatted. We are also going to go through Createspace for the paperback. I hope that's the right decision for that. Amazon seems to support them, so I guess we will too. If you know of a better route for us to take for the paperback and printing, please feel free to clue me in. I am new at this and welcome any suggestions. I will investigate them.
I guess after that, we are launching, so not much longer! Again, thanks to all of you who have been so supportive of me and my sister, and the book. You are all wonderful! I hope you don't mind writing a review, since that's the big thing now, and passing the word for other's to get the book. It would mean the world to us!
So, I guess, next week some time, we will be back on the novella. We are at chapter 7 and it's moving right along, too. Soon, it will be going to Susan and we will be working on Lore - Book 2 of the Lorn Prophecy.
I hope you enjoy our series and the "side books" to our Djen world. Have a great week everyone and don't forget the drawing this week for the Starbucks gift card. I will announce the winner on Friday! Robin Calkins won the Kindle Fire on the fanpage and she should be getting it today. I hope she likes her kindle as much as I like mine!
My next post I will be talking about our little trip to a lawyer and the information we learned about copyright and LLC. I'm sure it will benefit some of you writers. We wouldn't have had to have a meeting with him except that I received a message from another writer who claimed we were stealing her work. Yes, this did happen, and we decided to cover our asses and find out what we needed to do to protect ourselves and the book. Interesting information. Until then, have a prosperous week!
See you on Friday! Lisa