First, let me just tell you… I could not spell outlining to save my life and had no idea how I was spelling it wrong until I realized I left out the ‘line’ part.
My brain is fried.
So JONAH is next, and I start his book on Monday. I have a schedule already set out for the rough draft. I have August 15th to the 31st to write it. Then, I go into my second draft which is from September 1st – October 1st. It then goes to the betas before I get it for the final draft.
It’s finally TRACE’s cover reveal and I’m so excited. Xpresso Book Tours is handling my cover reveal and Giselle and her hosts are doing an amazing job. I can’t tell you how impressed I am with the response I’ve had so far because this is only a few hours into the cover reveal and most of the time I don’t see much until the end of the day.
The betas are working on their read-through of TRACE, and Bri just started her final edits. We will be doing our tandem edits this weekend before sending out the book for formatting. This is a snapshot of what part of the first page looks like right now though. However, this doesn’t include my corrections and changes, since I have a different method of doing a ‘final pass.’ Which means reading it on paper and red marking the fuck out of it. Right now, none of my edits have hit this thing yet. I will also make final changes to the story as I catch continuity issues or story flaws. And I’ve caught a few.
I will be signing at Books At The Beach in September with many other awesome authors, the list is below. I can’t wait. Tickets are still available on Eventbrite. I’m really excited to see Milly Taiden and Evangeline Anderson, again. Reece Taylor is someone I met last year, and she was awesome and funny. Patti Spell is one of the most helpful people on this Earth, and Jennifer Wedmore is a rockstar. Cassidy K. O’Connor and Sheri Lyn are absolutely amazing for giving authors this opportunity. Please check out the event! You can also find out more info about attending authors on their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/booksatthebeachcon.
It’s WIP Wednesday again, and I’ve moved on to the printed manuscript of TRACE. This is what I read while the Betas are reading the digital document and making comments. I red mark my book, pick out errors and make notes where I need to build up areas. I also make notes where teasers and excerpts are… even though the one at the bottom of this page looks like the word ‘treason.’