Edits are TERRIFIC! I love editing. It means that the book is nearly, nearly done. And that's the exciting part!
I just finished and turned in and had The SEAL in Wolf's Clothing approved!!! Final line edits will come later. But the big part is done. And I just finished and turned in final line edits for DREAMING OF THE WOLF!!!
And now I'm working on the long synopsis for marketing for The SEAL in Wolf's Clothing and will turn that in today. I can't wait to see the cover for the SEAL book either. They're still working on it!
And I've got to get the newsletter ready to go.
And I have to write my blog posts for today.
But back to edits--it's so much fun reading the book one last time after working for months on it, and then turning it in, then editing it after receiving editorial notes, getting approval, and then working on the final line edits. At that point, there's nothing major to do. Just minor--I used the same word twice in a sentence, or Jake called to tell the lingerie store owner he needed her to open up her shop late that night so he could buy some items, and later I have where she's surprised to see him there.
So little things like that. Are you wondering why Jake Silver would be in one of those sexy lingerie shops in the middle of the night in DREAMING OF THE WOLF???
The wonderful thing about final line edits is that the book is essentially done. And it's beautiful. I'm not rewriting, adding to it...it's just fun to read at this point. And it's the last time I will before the book is published.
Oh sure, I'll read it again before that time as I work on Tom's story to ensure that everything fits with the rest of the pack and Silver Town politics, etc. But it's more of a read bits and pieces, not read from beginning to end just like a reader would who gets to enjoy the story.
Okay, I'll give you a clue about what Jake bought in the store--red lingerie. Does she wear red? He's never seen her in it, but he knows she'll look great in red. What does the owner of the shop think? The werewolf is highly amused. Jake's never even been in her store before.
So you see why I missed posting yesterday? I've been working nonstop before and after work and during lunch hour and just haven't had the time.
I was talking to one of my coworkers about a couple of books we've read and I mentioned how I was interested in writing a YA werewolf series too. I've written about a few werewolf teens in some of my stories and I've had several ask that I write more about them. So I've been thinking. Particularly since the fae YA have done so well. And so has The Shadow Elf, and Kiss of the Vampire, and Courtly Masquerade.
But I'm still working on The Winged Fae....that has to have priority. Still, I'm thinking....
And that's what is the most fun. Is having all these story ideas, finally coming up with a book, or two, or three, or ten, and having a blast!
So I'm off to finish writing the synopsis for SEAL, and then it's time to fall into the past in the ghostly time travel A Ghost of a Chance at Love. :)
Have a super Saturday!!! I'm having fun, but my work's cut out for me too! :) What about you? Still wondering what's going on with Jake?
"Giving new meaning to the term alpha male."