So about a week ago I realized that I was basically finished with my novel, The Redemption of Erâth: Consolation, and that there wasn’t a lot left that I could do. The book had been through an editorial review by my publishing company, several rounds of edits in my own hands and those of friends, and finally passed into the hands of a professional editor who gave some fabulous feedback and insight.
I worked hard at making the changes, rewriting some sections of the book entirely, and I’m now feeling pretty happy with the product. So earlier this morning I called my representative at the publishing company and let her know I was ready to submit again.
So begins the journey of my book from letters and words to a real, actual book. I feel like chronicling this journey, so that I can keep track of what I’ve done, and so that you can be kept up to date on where we are, and how soon you’re likely to be able to hold a copy of the book in your hands!
I’ll try to keep a running update each week with regard to where I am in the process, and when deadlines and timelines start to emerge, you’ll be the first to know. For now, the manuscript is off, and out of my hands. I’m a little nervous now, because last time it went through their editorial review process it was suggested that the book would be eligible for their Editor’s Choice award, giving extra recognition and promotion to the book, providing I made that changes that were suggested. I feel like I’ve made those changes now, but this is really the final roll of the dice – if it gets rejected again, I’ll have the choice of going ahead with publication anyway, or face the fact that everything I’ve done up to this point wasn’t good enough.
I’m really, really hoping it doesn’t come to that.
Wish me luck!