What I’m Working On
As the publishing process moves forward I just thought I’d share an image of what I’m working on at the moment.
The left side shows the marked up MS of GERALD that I received back from my editor at Immortal Works. The edits have to be done in MS Word using track changes so that we can both see the difference between the latest version and the original that was submitted. It looks a bit of a mess, but it is actually fairly easy to work on once you have got used to it. My publisher is creating the cover for GERALD at the moment and I can’t wait to see it. A publicist is also creating an author page for me on my publisher’s website along with a book preview page. As well as the website pages she is also liaising with a local school to help arrange the launch. This whole process is very exciting and still pretty surreal. I don’t think I’ll really believe it is happening until I get the actual book in my hands.
The right side shows my WIP (WILFRID) as I work on the first draft in Scrivener. I prefer this way of writing the initial draft as I can have all my research at my fingertips and I can also write each scene separately allowing me to move them around. This is a great way of ensuring that you are not head hopping (frequently changing points of view). Once this initial draft is done then I can edit it as necessary until it is ready for submission to a publisher or literary agent. At that point I export it in word format and send it off.