I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and have had a great start to your work week! I am happy to inform you that the process is going smoothly for my first book. I wanted to include some details in today’s blog regarding my debut book.
I will be releasing most, if not all, details regarding my book’s release via this blog over the coming weeks. I won’t release complete plot details or anything like that–only little teaser quotes or bits of a summary. The book cover will also be in there at some point. From where I stand now, I plan to release the book in May.
I am diligently working on the manuscript, which is in its final stages. Currently, the book stands at just shy of 35,500 words, but I foresee it ending up closer to 38-40K words when it’s all said and done. The book will be available first as an e-book, then in print. Again, more details regarding those sorts of things will be revealed in the coming weeks.
Thank you for your interest in my work. I really enjoy the writing and self-publishing processes, and I only hope I can continue.
I cannot even begin to describe to you the joy and satisfaction I am experiencing right now. For the majority of each of the past few days, I have revised the manuscript for my first book, adding some material along the way. I am approaching 35,000 words and surmise that I won’t end up much higher than 37-38,000 when it’s all said and done. The writing that has taken place is only part of an overall exciting and enlightening experience.
I have mentioned that, in addition to revising, work has commenced on the book cover, and I must say that it looks very good! I look forward to revealing it in the coming weeks. I can comfortably say that the release will be sometime in the next few months, hopefully before the end of May. So spread the word to your friends!
A quick shout-out to WaveCloud, the organization I chose to go with for my self-publishing needs. The book cover work that has come from them has been amazing, and I can surmise that the quality of their ebook conversion services will be just as high-caliber. I only expect good things to come in the future. It surely pays to work with a positive, optimistic attitude!
I apologize for the lapse in time since my last blog; much has been happening on my end of things that has kept me from posting anything worthy of news. However, I am pleased to inform you now that I am in the process of securing the book cover for my first book, the details of which will be released in due time. I am also revisiting earlier portions of the book that I’d already finished (at least at the time) and finding myself only making minor additions or corrections, if anything at all. This reassures me that the draft is almost ready for publishing, which is a very confidence-boosting thought.
I still await the third and final portion of the book to be given to me from my editor, but I assure you that I will get right to work on finishing the draft when that day comes. When I handed in the draft initially, it was about 31K words; right now, after revisions and other additions, it is climbing closer to 33K. I will give a better idea of the exact word count as the Reveal Day gets closer. I am very excited for all that has happened thus far, and I work with much anticipation for where this process will take me.
While I await the third and final portion of my book to be sent from a friend who’s helping me edit the story, I would like to take a moment to think out loud.
I have really tried to be mindful of so much while writing this first book. I want to make sure I do a good job all around, with anything from writing to publishing to marketing. Not only do I enjoy writing, which is one reason I do it, but I also hope that YOU can enjoy what I write as well. My hope is that I can deliver a good story to an eager audience, and continue to do so for as long as I can.
As I write, I think about ways to better myself and my writing through my experience. I would love to hear suggestions from you, my readership, on things you like and dislike in my stories, so I can better tailor them to you. Obviously, I can’t write everything specifically how each person would like, but I would like to find a happy medium. So please, once I get my books up and going–especially this first one–communicate with me your thoughts on the stories.
I am already thinking up ideas for future books, and I only hope that I can do a good enough job in the beginning to keep working later on. That’s where my readership comes in: my audience can help me become better and want to continue to work. Please tell your friends, family, and anyone else you’d like about me and my writing.