But since today is going to be quiet, my goal is to finish my final polish and start the submission process with Createspace. I won't be able to finish it because I don't have the cover photo yet, but by the end of today, literally everything else should be complete and ready to set up. I've already done all the formatting--I put it in the correct format two drafts ago so I wouldn't have to worry about it. The acknowledgement page is finished, as is the end-of-book stuff. So once I get the cover art, it will be one step and the book will be ready for final proofing and then ordering.
|This is the original location of J&M's.|
The new, huge store is in the Kroger/
KMart plaza in south Parkersburg
and will open June 11.
I have to say that, even on the fifth thorough reading, I'm still finding proofreading and typographical errors. I know that the previous four drafts were not done primarily for the purposes of proofreading, but it still amazes me that areas that I hadn't touched in subsequent drafts and therefore have been exactly as is since I initially wrote the manuscript have words missing, wrong words, etc. So, as I get deeper and deeper into this writing thing, I'm realizing more and more just how important multiple drafts, each for a different reason, are vital. If only I had known then what I know now, my first book might have been a lot better. But the past is past and I'm excited about the future. I hope you are too.
|Hopefully, this will be you reading my|
new book and trying to decide what
glowing words to say about it in your
review on Amazon.
PS--Don't forget that if you've read and enjoyed my previous three books, two of the greatest things you can do to help me are to tell your friends and to write reviews on Amazon and Goodreads. As an independent author, all the ads and events in the world don't do half what word-of-mouth and reviews can do to help me be successful.