Monday, November 7, 2011
Angels and Demons Released!
Working on: The Princess's Dragon Lord,
more edits for The Calm Before the Storm
I halfway didn't think the book would get released on time as the days began ticking away and my edits were still not in my inbox, but then suddenly they came on Nov 1st, with instructions that for the book to make the release date, they had to be back in my editor's inbox by the 5th, no later than noon.
Luckily, my editor kept on assuring me that if I needed more time, the release date could be pushed back, but that the manuscript itself was in pretty good shape and that not much needed to be changed anyway.
I still did them, got them in a little early, and was even pretty excited about getting my first to the wire deadline. I'd always heard about some writers whose release dates are coming up and they need to get their edits in within the week, or even in one case, a couple of hours, so I didn't have none of that panic. I'm not sure whether or not that takes away from the experience, though.
I'm aware that it's kind of crazy to be stoked about getting edits so close to the deadline. I think I was just more happy about having the writer experience of it, the thing that I'd read others dealing with in magazine articles and online. I think it makes me feel a little more like a writer :)
Either way, I think I'll super feel like a writer if that ever happens again and I discover that I need to work on the book edits a shit load more or else I'll pass out because I think it looks awful and it's about to go live in two hours.
Lucky me my editor was really nice and she did a good job, there were only a couple things I bothered with changing or deleting, and the rest was just spotting spelling errors I'd missed.
Well, the book is out now and it looks gorgeous!
LINK LINK LINK <--click on the links to get to the book!
Can you tell I'm excited?
I adore my cover. There's so much of it that's relevant to the story, like the chain that the dark haired hero is wearing, and if you look really closely at the PDF image and zoom in, you can see little skeletons and skulls floating around the heroes. A nice touch that's still relevant to the story itself, and cool Easter egg, although I don't think you'll be able to see them on the image I posted. :S Sorry