Thursday, July 09, 2015
Finally, the 30 days of Secrets being on Amazon Scout is about to come to a close. Today is the last day for votes.It seems this book has taken an extremely long time to see the light of day. Writing a book is always the first part. After that comes revision, revision, revision, followed by editing and more revision followed by even more. Then comes the formatting of the book, waiting for the book to be approved, waiting for the hard copy to come to you.
Now comes the fun part. You take a red pen and go through the entire book word by word, marking up anything you've missed on all the other revisions and editing. You make the changes you've found on your mss and resubmit. It's perfect. Or is it. There is one word you're wondering if you caught, chose instead of choose. You look in the book to see if it's in red. Nope it's not you didn't catch that one letter, which of course make the word choice not what you wanted.
What do you do next? Leave the mss alone as it's in the process of being reviewed by Amazon. Afterall it's only one letter you missed. You go on that way for an hour. Maybe no one would notice the one word. But you know it and your name is on this. You want it the best to your ability. Knowing there is one wrong choice and you allowed it to be printed that way is not your best. So... you get up go to your mss. make the correction, resubmit the mss wait for notice that it's being accepted.
Think I'm done? Think again. Now I proof the book online again and just for good measure, I download a copy and proof again.
So will all pride, I now proudly tell you that, Secrets of the Orient is now available for your reading pleasure.
Sunday, July 05, 2015
It would appear that I'm emerging from my self imposed cocoon of being a hermit. Yesterday, Bill, Billy and I actually treked to the south side of Chicago for my sister's 4th of July bar-b-que. Good food in abundance, (yes that's listed first. LOL) family and excitement.
My niece Tanya's middle child, Martese Jr. got stuck in the bathroom. All the men were working diligently on the door, I wanted to call the fire department. I have to tell you that this four year old behaved in a very brave manner, helping in his rescue by sliding the key to the bathroom to his daddy who was on the other side and has loosened the molding. After he was safe and sound everyone laughed that during all of the excitement, he'd forgotten to do what he'd gone into the bathroom for.
Shameless plug, I know. But I'm sure you'll forgive me.
Bolingbrook put on a wonderful display of fireworks and we were all glad we ventured out. In spite of crazy drivers we had a good time. And my hat's off to the Bolingbrook Police Officers who didn't make us move from the turning lane where we parked to watch. It was extra nice considering after we parked there several cars parked behind us. Now, I'm going to go over to Cici Edward's blog to see what she's up to. Check her out.