I’ve had lots of help. My critique group offered plenty of suggestions along the way. My daughter is a fabulous proofreader, catching commas and hyphens and even, “Mom, this word doesn’t work. It wasn’t used until the nineteenth century.” (I’m writing about the sixteenth.)
The past couple weeks have been filled with curve balls. We couldn’t get Word to leave the page numbers off the title page and verso. (My daughter finally stuck a virtual “Bandaid” over them than doesn’t show up in the pdf.) The cover printed way darker than it should have and all the subtlety of the priory stonework was lost in chocolate brown. (I overexposed the jpg and reloaded the cover. Hopefully, that will be better.) When I loaded the changes after proofreading, my computer told me, “Congratulations! Your book will be available on Amazon in five to seven days—that is, when my promotional week comes to an end! (Fortunately, since these were corrections and not the initial loading, it only took about twelve hours.) And then I got an e-mail from Amazon questioning whether Glastonbury Tor is eligible for the free promotion I wanted since it is “available elsewhere. Turns out what is available is a free sample of a few pages from Google, much like their own “Inside the Cover.”
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Random Thoughts from a Cluttered Mind (review)
Book Reviews from an Avid Reader (review)
Brenda Anderson: Life Affirming Fiction (interview)
A Pew Perspective (review)
Indoor Garden Musings (review)
Pew Perspective (guest blog by yours truly :-)
Thank you for all your encouragement over the years. I’m praying that this book will touch the hearts of readers who need a fresh vision of God.