Saturday, March 6, 2010

Editing editing, jiggity jig -- preparing for print

So much to do, so little time. I just got my manuscript back from proofing and I'm so happy I did that. After looking at it so much, my eyes just skim over the wrong words and punctuation issues. I never knew there was so much work put into a book. I almost have it memorized. 
 
My vision for once it's off to the printer is to have a virtual book tour via a webconference where I can sign people's pre-ordered books and ship them off the next day (who want that). I plan to have a very special author guest who's been self publishing for a year and doing very well at it. She's in a similar genre as me, but her muse is angels. I'm excited to have her attend and advice for my first book launch has been invaluable.

I'm also anxiously awaiting the ABNA contest. I hear if I made the next step on March 23rd. I cringe because the copy they have still had quite a few punctuation issues, but let's hope people read the text and not get distracted by that. It's based on the first 5,000 words.

Anyway, my question for the day is this: Have you ever had the inspiration to write? If so, what genre? And what's stopping you from completing it? Honestly, I'm no one special. If you've got a good idea and can tell a story, then you should try writing too. Don't let anyone steal your dream!

Hugs, Brenda