This week I’ve had some rare time off from writing. Most weeks I try to churn out a few thousand words, but I’ve been busy lately that some time off is warranted.
Here's what I have been up to…
I’ve completed all rounds of edits (mine, beta readers, professional editor) and I’m letting the book sit for a week or so before proceeding with file uploads. It’s worth doing – I’ve already had a couple of thoughts and made a few minor changes, and it’s easier to do this now rather than once I’ve uploaded files to Amazon and IngramSpark.
Along with the edits have been other tasks such as assigning an ISBN, applying to the National Library for a cataloguing in publication entry, obtaining a template from IngramSpark for the cover of the print edition, and formatting the text for both electronic and print editions of the book. Oh, and I’ve been playing with cover designs, too.
Stay tuned for release date announcements and the cover reveal!
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In the meantime...
I’m very close to hitting the 50,000 word mark of my current project, but I’ve put it aside for a week or so. The story has required a degree of rewriting—twice—but it’s improved each time. Once the next release is set and ready, I’ll continue with writing this one before I start edits on another manuscript.
And don't forget about reading!
I’ve read a couple more books since I last updated on this year’s reading challenge. My current read is the latest Jack Reacher book—Night School. My to-be-read pile keeps growing faster than I can read the books. It’s not a complaint, the only difficulty is deciding which book to read next. And then there’s the books I want to read, but don’t have yet…
That’s about it at the moment—quite enough to be going on with, but I enjoy it. Stay tuned for more updates.
What's it about?
It's about words and my life as a writer. There are also tips for those starting their writing journey, with a focus on self-publishing, and encouragement all round.