Finally it is under publication!
What a journey!
Today, after reading the final revision of The Fortune Seekers-Dan and Charlotte, I signed the document to move the manuscript forward to the printer-
Then wham! shock! horror!
As two hours later while skimming over the first paragraph, chapter one . . . I saw . . .
Oh no! It can’t be!
Right before my eyes I saw a sentence that didn’t appear to make sense.
Without any delay I copied the offending paragraph into an email to my publisher, explaining the dilemma, praying she hasn’t already forwarded the manuscript to the printers.
I just read this –
It’s 1853 in South Wales, in the powerful Empire of Great Britain. My story explains why my life unfolded as it has—how the triumphs, humiliations, positives and negatives that shaped the globe shaped my life.
Somehow it has these unwanted words – “the globe shaped”
Please change it to –
… My story explains why my life unfolded as it has—how the triumphs, humiliations, positives and negatives shaped my life.
Oh I hope it isn’t too late – not a good start in the first paragraph of first chapter, after all the months of work!
An hour later, I re read the email, then returned to the manuscript . . .
Shock! Horror! Good gracious!
It reads okay now!
My brain is confused!
What have I gone and done!
Back to the ipad, and off with a second email . . .
I believe it’s time that I distanced myself from my manuscript, as I’m seeing what isn’t there. The offending sentence is as it is meant to be. Please don’t do any changes!
I suppose after nine or ten months of revision, with many, many changes, of sentences, grammatical corrections, changes from first person to second , to third person, then back to first again, my over worked writers brain is going a little crazy?
It’s as good as I can make it.
*I’m happy with the way the story flows; with the progressions, un answered questions, and emotion gradually building up, finally reaching the climax.
*Presumptions you, the potential reader may imagine will take place, will be revealed.
*But is the conclusion as you imagined?
*Even if you read the first edition, and now read the revised version, I am certain you will be surprised!
*Same story, in a different format, leading to what you think you know . . ., that is, the conclusion . . .?
Im having fun with you, as the conclusion is A bit of a teaser.
*If you bought the first edition and would like to read the revised edition, I will send it to you as an ebook, to upload to kindle or iBooks. No passing on of the manuscript though, please. And promise to send me an email with your review, so I can upload it to my websites and book sales sites. Good, informative reviews are essential for making sales.
I will be announcing the firm release date by social media and via my newsletter. Expected in ten to fifteen days.
Until then, enjoy the Christmas shopping madness.
Save time . . . Buy a book online.
I will have plenty of copies of mine available. (which I personally sign)
Thank you kind readers,