The thing that they don’t tell you about books is that, while they may take a couple of months to write, that’s probably the shortest part of the whole process. Once it’s written, you’ve got months of editing to slog through, including professional editors who need to take a whack or two at your book. Then there’s the fact that you need to submit to publishing houses and wait quite a bit more for them to come back with a say.
For me, I’ve decided to self publish. I changed Migration Beginnings around a bit, including a new prologue that jolts the reader into finding out just what big things are about to come, and there was a fair bit of rewriting a couple of other parts. Now that all the writing is done, I’m at the point where it’s been professionally edited and now returned to me. I’ve got the arduous task of going through the changes one by one and deciding what sounds the best, and we’ll almost be through.
But wait, there’s more! Yes, the last bit of detail that an author needs, especially if they are self publishing, is a book cover. That is being taken care of by a dear friend, but I’m on their timetable, so we wait a bit more.
All this to say that Migration Beginnings, the adventures of a gay couple as they see the world around them change, and their role in the new world grow, is ever so much closer to being released! This book was such a labor of love that in a way I’m almost hesitant to let it go. But I hope that, when I do, people love it as much as I do.
More news soon!