Hopefully my quick read-through and edit doesn’t seem too quick. I’m a determined person. Once I start a writing task, I find it difficult to step away from it until it’s done. My legs bear witness to this – right now, my thighs are numb from being in the same position for so long. I must get up, take a swim, get some blood flowing. No wonder I’ve gained weight!
At any rate, ANNIE DREAMING is done – again.
I’ve uploaded the files, re-worked the cover. Now I wait for CreateSpace to tell me that my proof is ready for review.
Once I’ve reviewed it, I’ll likely step away for a week, peruse the manuscript one more time, then hit “publish.”
It looks great. The formatting appears to be correct, and so far in the final (I hope!) read-through, I’ve found no obvious errors or glitches.
I expect to approve it soon.
Then I will post the link to my e-Store and of course you will be able to find it on Amazon.com.
Thank you one and all for your support. I especially thank Jeff (and others) for reading METAL MAN WALKING and writing a review.
Yay! I ordered the proof of ANNIE DREAMING this morning aroud 5:30 a.m. I received an email saying that my proof has shipped. This means I should receive my copy tomorrow or Friday at the latest as it is printed locally –
Again, I’m very excited.
This morning, I ordered the final proof of ANNIE DREAMING – assuming the spacing ( uh, that’s formatting ) is correct; that no typos exist, that I don’t have a sudden epiphany – add this, take this out, change this around – it will be available this weekend on Amazon.com.
Of course, you know I’ll let you in on its release! I’m just so excited like a mother ready to give birth.
Hang on tight, everyone!
As I near completion of ANNIE’S DREAM, I’m again pondering the title. Always a working title, recently I’ve been unable to entertain other titles I’ve had in mind. I continue to entertain the idea, however, of a different title… If you don’t mind, please answer the following:
- Does the title ANNIE’S DREAM entice you as a reader?
- Do you understand ANNIE’S DREAM is a companion or parallel novel to METAL MAN WALKING?
- What is your idea of a parallel/companion novel? Which descriptive word matches that idea? Parallel or Companion or neither?
- Do you prefer any of these other possible titles?
- A LOPSIDED MAN
- ANNIE DREAMING
- ANNIE-BELLE DREAMING
- SMALL ALLOWANCES
I realize you, as the uninitiated reader of these two Doorframe Books have little to no idea of their content. Those of you who have read (THANK YOU!) METAL MAN WALKING probably have a better idea.
I’d love to read your thoughts –
Spent yesterday and this evening reading through ANNIE’S DREAM. I’m amazed at how many changes I made over the last 36 hours or so. Almost every page has pencil marks or new sentences scribbled here and there.
I’m too exhausted from lack of sleep and tired eyes to complete the re-write on my computer right now. That task is left for tomorrow and Sunday.
Received my proof copy of ANNIE’S DREAM last night – cover is the wrong color.
Also, have made small changes on nearly every page in pencil. Soon will re-work it, re-submit it and order another proof.
I just proofed ANNIE’S DREAM quickly online, and decided it looked good enough to order a hard copy. I should receive it in a few days since it is printed here in Charleston. Again, I’m excited to see it in “real” life, so to speak.