After taking July off from these end-of-month roundups, I thought I’d double up this ‘Things I Learned In” post to give an update on where I am with Re’and (you remember, the YA novel I’m releasing soon!) Thanks, as always, to Emily of Chatting at the Sky for being a lovely linkup hostess!
- “Friend-itors” are amazing. I wouldn’t be releasing a book in a few weeks were it not for some amazing friends, who also happen to be amazing editors. Thank you to author Kenneth Scott Harris, online mag editor Julie Marston, and my coworker Katie Johnson for lending an eye to the manuscript!
- Book editing is demoralizing. Truly. I used the incredibly redundant phrase “immortalized forever.” I’ve misspelled basic words. Though the task of revising a book is daunting, I am truly anxious to dig in and get to work. My aforementioned ‘frienditors’ offered phenomenal feedback on how I can get Re’and in tip-top shape.
- Tacking down cover art is tricky. Thanks to some advice from author and publisher Melanie Young, I’ve been working at getting the cover to Re’and just right. You already know that the cover image is sweet, but laying out the words has been a bit more tricky. Through trial and error, I’m slowly finding what works and what doesn’t.
- Self-named domains are in. Soon, you’ll be able to find me at VictoriaEasterWilson.com. Self-named domains seem to be the trend nowadays. Though, at the moment, I don’t have the energy or brain power to move my entire blog to a new domain - reserving the online real estate is a start. I’ll be sending people there as my “author page” (as completely weird as that sounds) soon.
- Getting closer to publication is beyond exciting! My posts will hopefully be shorter these next few weeks because I will be feverishly making edits and gearing up for publication. Thank you for your patience! Maybe I should release a sample chapter as a teaser? Let me know what you think! It’s getting close y’all, I can taste it.