So the ball is officially rolling on my self publishing venture. Weeee!
Last week, my head was spinning with all of the work that needs to be done. This week, I have started to accomplish some things and it really doesn`t seem all that daunting anymore.
So, I started contacting editors this week! 🙂 Even better, I have received two sample edits already. So exciting. Well, haha, it shows me how important it is for a pair of fresh, professional eyes to see my work. It is amazing how a writer can edit her work 15 times and still miss so much. It is mind boggling. But all a part of the process.
The sample edits showed me how much work there still is to do. And I am okay with that.
One editor stood out from the crowd by taking a special interest in my book and in how I chose my pen name. She also does ebook formatting services, which is just fabulous. She took the time to go over some parts in my first chapter that really needed work and she did all of that at no cost. She has personality and passion. We just click. I think I have a winner!
The next step…find a cover designer! I have already been shopping around for some artists, and this part is so much fun. 🙂 I am also surprised at how affordable cover art can be.
A helfpul place to find some good editors and cover designers is Kindleboards.com.
I am just so stoked about all of this!