May 2016 archive

May 28

Audible is Moving Right Along

It took very little time between when I sent the completed manuscript in, and Audible’s production department got back to me. My wife and I had been discussing who would be a good narrator for the novel, and I was chagrined when the email from Audible indicated that they’d already assigned a voice actor. But …

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May 22

Editing Done. Fer shur.

I just sent off the final version of my manuscript to the publisher. Wow, nerves, much? And it doesn’t matter how many times you look it over before hitting send, you’re still positive that you’ve forgotten something. I’ve also asked my agent about narrator’s voices. I have an opinion or two on that subject, as …

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May 18

Editing Done. Maybe.

Today, I sent my edited manuscript back to the editor. She was surprised that it was so fast. And there’s another source of anxiety. I know that I have fast turnaround. When I was doing my query on absolutewrite, there were comments made about how fast I was turning around the versions. And I don’t …

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May 14

I Have an Edit!

I received the completed edit yesterday, a week early. And it’s not bad. There were the expected spelling and syntax corrections, and some suggestions for wording changes, of course. She indicated where things were vague or confusing and needed further explanation. There were a couple of suggestions for putting in more backstory–those were a little …

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May 07

I Have an Editor!

I found an email in my inbox yesterday, from the editor that Audible has acquired for Legion. You know how, when you come home after a few days away, your dog runs around in circles and jumps all over you? Well, that’s how I felt. I’ve been looking forward to this for a long, long time. …

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