Tuesday, August 27, 2013

The Wait is Almost Over!

Building a book is hard work…which is my excuse for lying low the past few days.  Really, you’d probably think writing a book is hard work.  Well, I have to say…that’s the fun part.  Using your imagination to come up with characters and scenes is much more fun than the technical aspects of figuring out paper size, page count, font, page numbers (don’t even get me started on headers!), front matter, back matter…
See what I mean?  I’ve lost your interest already, haven’t I?

But that’s what I’ve been dealing with the past few days as I finished formatting the final revision of the book, confirmed my paper size, which confirmed my page count (yikes!  It’s longer than the last book!), so that my cover could be designed to size the book perfectly.  I was finally able to submit the completed novel to the publisher for review and I got the e-mail tonight to inform me it met the submission requirements. 
Do you know what all that means?  It means the book is --




Ready to be printed so I can finally hold it in my anxious little hands. 

I guess I should clarify…I get to hold it but you’ll have to wait just a bit longer.  The book is finished but the final product has to be reviewed by beta readers before I can make it available to everyone else.  That said, I’ve ordered proof copies so my beta readers can help me find any errors which may have slipped through the cracks.  If any errors are discovered, I will make those changes and once those are fixed, I can then make the book available to everyone else.
Don’t worry.  I’m still on track to have the book available next month and I’m still shooting for mid-September. 

The wait is seriously almost over... 


  1. I am waiting patiently :) Do you have plans yet for a book signing in Tenino? Your pestering fan, Lilia

  2. Hello Lilia - I will most definitely plan to have another signing in Tenino as well as Olympia. I'm working on the details and will share the dates, times and places once I'm able to confirm them for everyone. I'm so glad you are looking forward to the next book and I'm happy your patience will soon pay off! :)