• Coming Down to the Wire

    Posted on March 29, 2012 by in Talking About Writing

    Yikes. It’s little more than two days before Redemption is released. I’m in good shape, though I feel like I could use more time. The manuscript (which is, after all, the most important thing) has been edited. I was able to trim approximately 1,500 words from it, which feels good. I know I need to guard against overwriting, so any time I can cut back, that’s a happy thing.

    I’ve let many of my writer pals know of this new venture. I’m excited by how many people emailed me back to say the indie publishing route is something they want to try too. I think it would be great to be part of a community, all trying to learn this together. I realize that such a community already exists online. But many of the writers I’m talking about in this instance are people I’ve know for five or more years. We’ve got a connection. I’m certainly not averse to meeting new writers and swapping ideas. Hell–I look forward to it. But I don’t want to lose track of the people who’ve traveled with me this far.

    What’s left to do? I’m changing the spacing (talk about tedious!). When I’d originally written the novel, I’d used block paragraphs (single spaces between lines, double space between paragraphs). I don’t like the way that looks on the Kindle screen. I want to test out the file (did a bit of that tonight–which is how I know I need to change the formatting!). I have a few more marketing steps to take (the never-ending process) and I’d like to read through certain scenes another time or two.

    But that’s it.

    Everybody light a candle.

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