Another Novel Update!

Koltyrin Alexander/
Book I of the Worldstrait Duology
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I am so excited I might explode.

I just received the manuscript of Charybda back from my awesome editor yesterday. Her eagle eyes caught a misspelling I overlooked a bare minimum of twenty times, not to mention one that all my beta readers missed. Is it strange that I find that fact so exciting?

So, what does this mean for the publication process? Well, first I have to apply the edits on the marked-up hard copy of the manuscript to the digital version. Of course, I also have to re-read my manuscript one more time to be certain I am not introducing new errors into the mix. Then, I have to format the novel for print and eBook before I can publish them.

It’s hard work being an independent author and publisher! But it’s a challenge I accept, and I cannot wait to be able to share my work with you. November is getting closer and closer…look for the novel to hit the online bookstores in just two months!

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The Beta Editing is Complete!

Today is a day of celebration! My goal was to finish going over Beta feedback by the end of May, and I did! It was a close call, but I made it!

Now I only have three more rounds before I achieve my final draft.  For the first of those three rounds, I will be sending my draft to two “Gamma Readers” who will give me one final appraisal of the book’s quality. After I get the Gamma draft complete, I will send it to the first of my two editors, apply those changes, and then send it to my second editor, and apply those changes.

Why so much editing? The human brain is great at plugging in corrections for mistakes by itself. I already had several people look over the book and they all missed a totally misspelled word, which I myself missed until it just happened to catch my eye. So, the more eyes on the manuscript, the better.

Once all the editing is done, I will format the book for both e-book and paperback. You’ll be able to find it for sale in November!

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