Crashed and burned on my run this morning, sadly along a particularly gravelly part of the trail. The good news is that I don’t _think_ I broke anything, but if you follow me on twitter you might have seen some of the carnage.
I’ll spare you that this evening, and instead give you a peek at one of the images from the cover shoot for FINDING FRASER. Nice kilt, eh? You might remember that it is bespoke, and made for me of Fraser of Lovat tartan by renowned local ‘stitch’ Robert MacDonald of Westcoast Kilts. Rob’s an ex-Seaforth Highlander himself, and he knows his way around a kilt. [Want to learn more? His website is HERE].
So. About the book.
I made a list this week of the steps required to bring this baby into the world, and I have to say — at this point, they are legion. However, progress is being made, so as promised, it’s time to share.
The story, as noted in an earlier update, has been written, rewritten, beta-read, rewritten, edited, rewritten, copy-edited and completed accordingly. The cover photo has been shot, ‘shopped, and the cover mostly laid-out, including the cover blurb and tag line. The ISBN [International Standard Book Number] has been ordered — this is an identifier unique to every published work — but not yet received from the government.
What yet remains?
Well, there are a few interior pages that need to be completed — copyright pages, title pages etc. Then the whole document needs to be digitized in several formats. It will be available as an e-book, of course, but also in trade paperback. These final steps are being put in the hands of professionals, so that this baby comes out looking as pristene as possible.
There are also a number of surprises in store. BIG surprises. I cannot tell you how excited I am about the way this is unfolding. There will be fun in store, I promise you that!
I am still hoping for a spring book birth. Hope with me, will you? Let’s put it out there into the universe!
And as a little thank you — how ’bout a teaser? Here’s just a little bit of the text that will show up on the back cover…
At 29, Emma Sheridan’s life is a disaster and she’s tired of waiting for the perfect boyfriend to step from the pages of her favorite book. Of course, there’s only one place to look, and it means…
What does it mean?
It means there’s a wild ride coming…
I can’t wait to take you along.