The next major step in getting Mik Murdoch: The Power Within released has hit. I received the galley for the book last week. What happens next is I go through the book and check for spelling & grammar issues. That means any mistakes are ultimately my fault. 🙂 After that, the book should be ready for printing, Advanced Reader Copies (ARCs) and August release. Exciting stuff! So, a short update but lots going on.Read more
Category: About Publishing
I submitted my Mik Murdoch: The Power Within manuscript a few months ago. I will admit, when I emailed it to my publisher and editors it was with a sigh of relief and a hope for some downtime. What I always fail to do is consider all of the other stuff I have going on all the time. Yes, there is family, and house and work, but I’m talking about trying to move the writing career yardstick forward. That means, podcasting, blogging, more writing, submitting, editing, revising, plotting, and networking. Did I mention website, promotion and marketing? I didn’t? Well, those also need care and attention. I have attended no less than four conventions since turning in the manuscript. I have […]Read more
Last week Friday I received the author’s copies of my debut novel, Mik Murdoch, Boy Superhero. That alone was enough to make this a fantastic month. That encouraged me to finally build a Facebook group for the book (which I’ve been meaning to do for several months). I honestly have been dragging my feet on this because I haven’t been using Facebook much lately. When I have used the tool, I haven’t seen much in the way of reaction or response. I was really wondering if there was much point. I was absolutely blown away by how many people have commented and “Liked” the group page! I know I’ve talked about the fact that I’ve been worried about whether my book […]Read more
I’m on to the Next Project, or Am I?
I am now able to say, Mik Murdoch, Boy Superhero, is done. At least, all of the writing , revision and proofing. That, of course, just means I have finished another chapter in the road to publication. There are still many, MANY things to do: Prepare and send out Advanced Reader Copies (ARC’s) for review (Lorina Stephens is working on that as I type, I am sure); Create a book trailer; Get publicity for myself and the book; Book launch; Write the next book in the series. Am I missing anything? Undoubtably. As I have never done this before, everything is new to me. I am pretty sure I have left a few things out. So, let’s talk about book […]Read more