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Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Book Update

I have been getting a lot of questions about my book and the release date, so I wanted to take a few minutes and update everyone. I have learned so much about the writing and publishing process throughout this journey, so I will give you a timeline of what has been happening since January:

  • The first draft of the manuscript goes to the editor
  • Several months of back and forth between the writer and the editor until the manuscript is complete
  • The manuscript goes to a graphic designer for internal layout, in addition to the front and back covers and spine of the book
  • The completed project goes to a proof reader for one final edit
  • Final look from the editor
  • The book is sent to the printer and copies are available
 To say the process of having a copy of your book in your hands is quite an undertaking is definitely something I never fully understood before.  Now that I have experienced it, I will know better for the next book what kind of a time frame is reasonable.

All of that aside, the book is currently with my designer, so we are very close to print. I am crossing my fingers for a launch date before Thanksgiving, but we will see! I want the finished product to be the best it can be, so I am trying to be patient and not rush the process. As soon as I have a definite date that copies will be made available, I will let you all know.

Thank you all for your patience and support through this year. I am looking forward to sharing this labor of love with you all very soon!

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