Update #348 on my quest for publication: I’m still working hard at it!
I love family get-togethers, but I hate two questions I always get. #1 – When are you going to have children!? (I’ve only been married for three years. Give me a little more time.) #2 – Do you have that book published yet?
For #2 – if I had my book published, trust me, the world would know. Every family member will definitely know. 🙂 Rest assured.
But here is the latest:
I’m smack-dab in the middle of editing my book. I’ve gone through the printed manuscript (360 whopping pages, double-spaced) with my beloved red pen and am now applying all those scribbles to the digital document.
I cannot understate the importance for printing out the document, holding it in your hands and reading it on a page (coming from a devout lover of my Kindle.) This is a lengthy step of the process, but essential.
Once I finish editing, I’ll complete a proposal and send it all in to my agent. This summer, I’ll network with more editors and try to sell the project as well as my other completed manuscript, Lillie Among Thorns.
It’s a long process. I’m still paying my dues, so I don’t expect anything right away. But that said, I’m going to keep writing, editing and blogging away!