Triple Publishing Update! This is the last full week fo the month and 2 books are published this month! I have my author copy in hand for my new book, Imagine, Inspire, Create: 52 weeks of action and gratitude. Those of you who follow me on TikTok saw my unboxing video this past weekend.
The sound of boxes opening was also heard from my two new authors, Nancy Stoneyberg and Bonnie Boufford, for their new book, STONEY – The Waves And The Silver Lining. Their book is about Nancy’s experience of losing her husband while on vacation and moving on ‘with’ all that follows. She wanted to her write her book as part of the healing process, and so that she wouldn’t forget some memories of him. I worked many long hours with her coauthor, Bonnie to get this published before February 26th, the anniversary day of his death.
Being new authors, Nancy and Bonnie can attest to all the hours that go into being an author. Nancy, the storyteller of the two spent many conversations and recordings to get out the painful memories. Bonnie was the one who took those recordings and turned them into the draft that we worked on together. Considering that I joined them in the summer of 2021, we all worked furiously to reach the final point in about 6 months. In my experience, the editing process usually takes that long on the short end of the spectrum. Publishers spend years doing edits and working with everyone before a book hits the shelves.
Being a writer isn’t for the faint of heart. Yes, we do the main part but there are so many other components that go into publishing a book that you should expect the whole process to take much longer than you expect. Now, that we all have a new book on the digit shelf – we can really celebrate! Behind our posts you will hear the click of wine glasses and beer bottles because we made it over the biggest hump in the writing process.
This week, I’m working on the last book for another author! Wish me luck! Let me know how you’re doing out there!
You can find Nancy and Bonnie’s new book at https://www.amazon.com/dp/0578371804/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_SB0D15NQ61M7NQQ5C7X0.
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Imagine Inspire Create: 52 Weeks of action and gratitude is available at: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09S6XCLFY/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_Q7MHM9CFBSASDG56YMJQ
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