Final Edits Are Done…Redemption of Erâth Is Go!

Apologies – I’ve been busy. I’ve gone through the entire book, chopped 6,000 words (painfully), tidied and grammar/spell checked, smartened straight quotes and converted triple-periods into ellipses, and I think…I think…we’re almost ready!

So The Redemption of Erâth: Consolation now stands at 25 chapters, 104,560 words (±500), 31 major characters and a whole lot of sweat, blood and tears. It’s scary – this is my baby, my precious, and like all first-time authors (I’m sure), it’s both exhilarating and terrifying to contemplate sending it out into the wide world and waiting for the inevitable acceptance – or rejection.

If all goes well, I’ll be able to sell enough copies to cover the publishing costs; any extra will be bonus! If I can show there’s demand for it, I might even be able to approach a traditional publishing agent and see if I can convince them to run with it. Wouldn’t it be awesome to see The Redemption of Erâth: Consolation on some sci-fi and fantasy bestsellers list?

Wow, this is getting to my head. As if that’ll ever happen.

Anyway, I apologize for being away for so long, and I apologize for the completely incoherent ramble here – I just thought I’d let you all know where things stand. Hopefully this also means I’ll be able to return my attention to book 2 (Exile), and we’ll be seeing what events are to befall Brandyé as he ventures into the northern lands of Thaeìn and Erâth. I can tell you this: it’s going to be exciting, and dark.

I’m so excited!

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    1. That’s precisely what I intend to do; however, it was important to me that the book be available as a physical print copy, which is why I’ve gone with a self-publishing company. They’ll release it both physically and digitally around the world, though I don’t think they touch Amazon – that one’ll be up to me.

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      1. Awesome! 🙂
        Congrats of finishing editing – I’m still waiting on the last ‘red-penciled’ copy return to finalize mine and hope to be on Amazon by mid-June… It’s a chore, this editing…
        🙂

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      2. Is there any requirement from the publisher to publish your novel? I heard that some publishers require the new author to buy 100 copies of their own work 😦

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        1. Nope – in fact, I GET 50 softcover copies and 5 hardcover copies on the first run, and a discount on further copies. It’s getting close, and I’m getting excited to hold that first hardcover copy in my hands.

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