Friday, September 9, 2011
What happens after an author turns a book in?
Why? You may ask? Because I have another deadline. This one May 1st. Which gives me less than 8 months to write another full length novel. The story of which, I have not yet even figured out!
But back to the manuscript. My publisher now takes the manuscript and hands it to the editor. She then goes through it with a fine tooth comb! She fixes my poor punctuation, spelling and other gammar issues. But mainly, she points out any discrepancies, plot holes, character problems.. things that really jumped out at her and caused confusion. (Hopefully there won't be too many of those!) Then she sends it back to me with all of her comments and edits. I usually have a week or two to either accept or reject her ideas and fix any punctuation and grammar errors. It's really the last chance I have to make any major changes in the manuscript.
Blog News: Monday the 19th is National Talk Like a Pirate Day. I bet you didn't know that! Anyway, this year, a fellow author and I are putting together a big celebration. She has a pirate book releasing and my old pirate series is being re-released! Yea! So, tune in next Thursday. To start off the celebration, I'll be posting about a different pirate each day and mentioning pirate books I have enjoyed. Then on Talk Like a Pirate day, there will be contests and quizzes where you can win up to 4 free books!! So, jest somthin' fer ye to be thinkin' about till then!
I hope everyone has a fabulous weekend!