The manuscript has come back from my editor and there is a ton of work to be getting on with. He has been as meticulous and uncompromising as I knew he would be. It can be tough as a writer to have one's work picked to bits like this (which is why many a would-be author will avoid putting himself through it), but there is a purpose, and the purpose is worth it in the end. I want the work to be the best it can be. I cannot deny that I'm nervous about wading through the two hundred and odd pages, all scribbled on with red pen, but I know the final result will be a tighter book.
It's the last big job before I prepare for publication.
The press releases are written up (I'll put them through a final edit nearer the time), as is the back cover blurb.
The new Anne Droyd logo (a variation on the JKP Century Lodge one), the story title and my name have all been added to the cover. Double click on the image above for a closer look.
Next time I post, I should be nearly done.