Hi! Here is my first official update for Indebted. At first, I was thinking that I’d just do a quick timeline-type update of the facts, but maybe I should aim higher. Maybe this will interest someone who is considering writing a novel, or someone possibly considering self-publishing a novel, to see how the process works. So maybe I’ll do bullet point updates for those who just want to know where Indebted is in the process, and longer explanations beneath those to give more information to writers.
· I am in the process of proofreading Indebted one last time before I submit it to the publisher. I hope to submit it within the next couple of days
· Indebted will then be formatted and a cover design will be created by CreateSpace—of which I will have a choice of 2 options
· The process took 3 months (each) for both Inescapable and Intuition. I hope that this will not be the case for Indebted—that I can get it finished faster.
· I am hoping Indebted is ready for release on Amazon in March 2012.
· There are 26 chapters in this book
(Yes, I have a problem with brevity, but I like a lot of story in my stories, with twists, action, and surprises…I think it may just be my “style”).
· Indebted will probably translate to around the same number of pages as Inescapable
(Which is around 394 pages give or take a few—that is the 6 x 9 print book, the eBooks have a ton more pages –Indebted is currently approximately 143,000 words—traditional publishers just gasped in horror.)
· While reading through chapter 6 & 7 yesterday, I revised some of the dialogue.
(I would tell you exactly why, but I don’t want to spoil anything, suffice it to say I wanted the dialogue to sound effortless.)
· After I fixed chapter 7, I re-read 6 & 7 a couple of times before I continued on, almost without incident, through chapter 11.
(I should’ve gotten farther, but I had eleven phone calls today and a few that were really long. Grrr! I also corresponded on Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads.com, Google+, and I wrote a blog for Weebly: this website, and I am writing this update to fulfill my marketing obligations. I have to make sure I keep up with you guys. :) I plan on trying to read more tonight when all is quiet. )
Notes: I really like Chapter 8. I wish I could tell you why. I will start reading chapter 12 as soon as I can (tonight or tomorrow morning).
**If you have any questions, you can comment here and I’ll try to answer them for you either in my next blog or via email.
THANK YOU so much for your stories, and updates! Since being introduced to the series I've been addicted and somewhat stalker-ish trying to find out when I can get my hands on Indebted :-) You are an amazing writer & I cant put your books down! I have even found myself re-reading the teaser chapter's to try and invision what you might have in store for us. I cant wait!!! Thanks again! Keep up the great work :-)
My husband is in the hospital and somehow while looking on Amazon.com during one of my long hospital days I discovered Inescapeable. I was HOOKED! I loved it that when I finished the first one (and wow was I shocked at the villain) the second one was out! I had so much fun reading the second one Intuition that I finished it in a day. I was SOOO disappointed when I got to the end and discovered there was a 3rd book and it wasn't out yet! I can't for the next one Indebted! Hope it comes out soon! GREAT writing!
All I can think about are these books!IM HOOKED! It has everything a good book needs!stupid kindle! Wont let me put any more exclimation points!
Amazing writer. Thank you. Do you know how many you plan to write in this series?
I AM DYING waiting for Indebted!!! I check EVERY day to see if it has been released on Amazon yet! I just wanted to thank you for sharing such an amazing story, w/ the most amazing characters, w/ us! PLEASE PlEASE PLEASE keep writing after your done w/ this series... Your writing is pure magic
I cant get off my mind in this book, I'm really excited for the next part of the story!
Brand new fan to your work ,as in today, and I've lost much more time than I expected to because I wanted to see what would happen next. I am also an aspiring writer who most definitely plans to self-publish, so thank you for sharing your experience with the rest of us! Apparently I need a pool so I can finish this book already - keep the kids occupied ;) Looking forward to getting lost in your series for awhile tonight while the house is quiet!
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