Monthly Archives: October 2014

Round 2 Edits-DONE!

I have finally gotten through the second round of edits from my copy editor! It took longer than anticipated because of school starting and all that jazz, but it feels so good to finally have it done.

The edits for this round were much more straight forward than my edits from my content editor. It was a lot of approving commas and sentence structure changes. There were a few comments my second editor suggested, but she did not make changes to the story. Not having to worry about any more plot modifications made this round of edits much smoother and less mentally taxing.

My next step for the book is to read through it twice and work on formatting. I’m actually looking forward to formatting the book now! It was scary when I first began researching it, but since I am publishing through Createspace there are templates I can use and easy instructions all over the internet. I know it will be tedious to make sure all of the chapters line up and make sure that there’s the right amount of pages between the title page and the first chapter of the book. The templates will help with that, but I will keep you posted about how the process goes!

One step closer to publication! Keep your eyes out for “The Healing Pool” this Thanksgiving!


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Cover Art!

It has been way too long since I have shared any news! So sorry about that. I am back at school and with classes, work, and a recital on Sunday life has gotten ahead of me! There is very little time for anything (including the book) but I have some exciting news:


I just approved the design today. I have been waiting almost 2 months for the completion and now I have it. It is so satisfying to see what the book will look like. It feels so much more real now. I am pumped and motivated to get back to finishing the edits and putting the final touches on the story. Formatting will be an adventure, but I have been in contact with enough people from SCBWI to know that it’s possible!

Let me know what you think of the cover art! What books do you think have the most appealing/satisfying cover art?

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*cover done by Littera Designs

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