What have I been doing for the past 18-20 months you ask?
At 4:00 am in the morning, most, not all, I got up and made myself a cup of coffee. I walked up the squeaky stairs not to wake the sleeping beauty, and tried to reach my goal of 1000 words for the day before I go to work. I did not make it most of the time, but I kept going.
A personal friend edited my second draft in April 2018, and gave me some valuable tips. I rewrote and reorganized the plot structure and worked on it for the rest of 2018. I realized I knew nothing about writing a book, so, I studied a lot about writing and fixed a gazillion errors.
Fast forward to 2018-12-31… Done! After 3 first drafts, one edit by a friend, and multiple personal reviews, I was ready for the next step.
I needed a cover for my first fiction novel! I called in another favor from a talented graphics designer.
I also needed a 2nd editor to review my ‘final’ effort. This is now in process!!
I also needed to get ready for publishing, marketing, and all the other things authors do. I realized how much work it was, so, what did I do, I started my second book while the editor is busy with the first.
Launch date will be somewhere in March 2019.
And on, Feb 12, 2019, I bought my first ISBN numbers!!