Greetings, my lovely peeps!
Thing have been a little hectic here lately, and I don’t have the energy for a useful informative post, so you’ll have to settle for a “life update” post instead.
Business Item Number 1:
I started a new job about 3 weeks ago, which accounts for all the busyness I’ve been encountering recently. I haven’t had nearly enough time to cultivate and tend to my social media outlets. And my Pinterest boards. The struggle is real, y’all.
Business Item Number 2:
I got that infernal prologue written and sent it off to my editor. She returned it with minimal revisions (yay!), and I got it critiqued by my writing group last Monday. Besides a few piddly issues — like Track Changes deleting spaces — I’ve officially finished the heavy-duty editing process! Woop woop!
I cleaned up the piddly issues (hopefully) and literally just sent Stones off to a second round of beta readers.
With all that being said, here’s an updated, still-subject-to-change publication schedule:
September: Stones in the hands of new betas, start working on that back cover copy (do not want).
October: More editing and proofing. Depending on what kind of feedback I receive from betas, I may or may not send it back to my editor. If changes are minor, I’ll just prepare for a final proofread for small errors. Also, COVER REVEAL MONTH!
November: Formatting, final cover design for the paperback version, and any miscellaneous issues.
In my mind, I’m still on schedule for an early December release. Of course, since this is my first time, I could be seriously underestimating the time it takes to get Stones out and about. I also don’t think I’ve got much wiggle room for catastrophic events or grievous errors. Anyone know what those could be??
December seems to be creeping up on me so fast!
Oh, and I’ll be throwing promotional stuff around in there as well. Oy. So much to do!