May 20, 2021
What a difference an editor makes!
When I sent Redeemer out for editing last year, I got stiffed. The editor took my deposit (half the fee) and I never heard from her again. I was also pushed to an early release by Amazon, so I did what I could do to polish the book but it didn’t quite have the shine my newest work does. All because of my editor.
Yes, I found one. Yes, she’s brilliant. Yes, she’s worth every single penny.
A few minutes ago, I finished my third draft of Interference. With my editor’s inputs, the manuscript is tight, clean, and better than I could have wished for. For newbies like me, this is nothing short of a miracle. I’m now letting the book rest again. I’ll pick it back up in a week or two to give it another scrub, then its off to the formatter. I’m hoping to get a proof copy before it goes live, but I’m hearing that Canadian authors are waiting up to 4 months to receive their author (proof) copies during Covid. I’m going to reach out to the printer that Amazon contracted for my last book and see if they can whip something up quickly for me.
My plan is to enter Interference in Amazon’s Kindle Storyteller Contest sometime in July, and my baby-step goal is to become a finalist. Fingers crossed.