What does this mean? It means the story is out of my head and onto paper, and I’m moving on to the editing stage. After a week off for Thanksgiving, I’ll begin my first read through. It’s a slow and tedious process (I truly dread), where I sit and stare at my computer screen and read aloud. It’s a bother, because I can’t drink hot tea or eat dark chocolate while reading out loud.
I’ll also have my beta readers going behind me to give me their thoughts and check for things I may have missed. Once I feel it’s done, I’ll send it to the editor–with a massive happy dance. I’ll start some marketing while I’m waiting to get it back. When it’s returned to me, I’ll go through the edits that were made–which means another read through out loud.
I’m thinking I’ll put the Unexpected Peril Pinterest board up next month so that you all can get a glimpse of what to expect (kind of like seeing a trailer for a movie). The pictures on this board will be MUCH different than what you’ve seen on my Unexpected Metamorphosis and Unexpected Entrapment boards. As the title suggests, there is a lot of danger, and she’s not in a beautiful castle anymore. (Expect some creepy.)
Thanks so much for all the feedback. I’ve heard of readers going through my books twice! Some are picking them up and reading through certain scenes over and over. Wow! I had no idea people would do that. It makes my heart sing to know people love Alissia Roswell almost as much as I do.
I plan for a cover reveal in January–maybe sooner!