I don’t know if it will be paradise, but right now, it’s the closest thing I can come to. After singing a contract with Wild Rose Press in October, and surviving and thriving through two rounds of text edits, a galley edit, and approval of artwork, Fairest of the Faire is about to be published.
I am alternately excited and ready to see all my hard work in print, and half-scared about the whole process. There is much to be done before the book comes out. Updating this blog in new space is one of those. Lining up promotional rounds, both virtual and in person, creating marketing materials and writing a media kit, writing blog posts to put on other people’s sites, figuring out how to do Twitter effectively, making connections with other writers within my publishing house and outside of it.
It is a lot of work. I’d almost say it is more work than writing the book and editing the book. But it isn’t. It is just different. I understand writing, and editing. I don’t understand promotion and marketing. But I’m learning.
Being published has been a lifelong dream. It was the kind of dream that I worked toward, without really ever believing it would happen. But it happened, and now I’m up to my ears in it, and isn’t it just fantastic?
Stay tuned…release date to come soon! And just to whet your appetite, here’s the cover art. Isn’t it pretty?