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Another Step Closer to Publishing

December 30, 2013 4 comments

I received my manuscript back via email. This is what my editor had to say:

All done! Enjoy! And thanks again for this project, Allen. I loved editing this book, and I really hope I get to work with you again in the future! Keep in touch, I’ll be happy to help you with anything you need. Sincerely, Andrew,

That was not ALL he said. The email is huge with lots of instructions and notes. Now begins the process of refining, BLOOD & SOUL, this first book in the Creed of Kings Saga, for publishing. I’m a little more than a month away from my publishing goal. I’m not going to settle for second best. I’d rather take my time and publish during spring break the best book I can publish rather than in February a book that is less than the best. I’m chomping at the bit to start in the morning with a fresh cup of coffee.

 

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Blood & Soul Is Under the Microscope

December 5, 2013 Leave a comment

Creed of Kings Saga BannerBandSsmallBlood & Soul downloaded to my editor Andrew Doty at Editwright ‘s computer about 29 days ago. He read the entire manuscript in 7 days. 160K words.

In the ensuing days it seemed I remembered every stupid sentence and silly turn. But, I had finally let it go. They say that’s what you gotta do.

He sent an email late that Friday night. I braced myself. He said it had all the typical problems. I slumped a bit then he told me my pacing was excellent, and even though it was one of the longest manuscripts he had ever read, everything that was in it needed to be there.

We talked on the phone tonight for about an hour and half. It was amazing to hear how my story affected another person. He is the only one who’s ever read it.

He’s an editor. He is used to the typos so he got to the meat of the story and asked great questions that I was able to clarify. Together we sorted out plans for the weaknesses. But he did say this, “Allen, this is a great manuscript.” In his email he said, “All those how-to books you’ve read have served you well.” He told me if I can get the word out, I will have a lot of readers.

So how do you all feel about helping me when I finally unleash this on the public?

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