Getting Closer to Publication – Editor Feedback

I’m so sorry I haven’t connected with you all lately. My days have been busy and time seems to slip away. I wanted to drop a line to say that I received the notes from my editor and the rewrites will begin soon!

My wonderful friend Nichole Gause, an amazing author, poet and playwright, is my editor. I am so grateful that she took the time to review my work and give me honest feedback. Words can not expression how much I appreciate her!

I have to admit I was a little nervous about what she would have to say. There was no need because her comments were both encouraging and enlightening. She stated, “Overall, it is a wonderful novel. Rich in drama. Maureen is a complex character that you like to watch.” Maureen is my main character and the novel is written in her words. I’m sure you will like her too! 🙂

Mrs. Gause gave me feedback regarding the places where my writing was the strongest and ways that I could strenghten the weaker areas. She also noted were there was contridiction in the plot and unclear scenes. I’m excited to rework the novel to make it the best that it can be.

I’m aiming for a summer release date. I will continue to keep you posted as things progress. I can’t wait to see my work in print and share it with the world. This is truly a dream come true!

“Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a dream fulfilled is a tree of life.” Proverbs 13:12 (New Living Translation)

Much love,

Sherry

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Another Step Closer to Publication! – Reader Reviews

Hi everyone!

Last week I sent my book to a couple of avid readers to get their honest feedback. They responded with glowing reviews! They loved the characters, story line and message. They said it was a page turner that kept them engaged. They wanted more and even gave me ideas for the sequel. I did leave it open for that. Now I guess I have to make it happen. lol But first thing first. I have to get the first book published. 🙂

They did find some typos and a particular scene that I needed to clarify, but those are easy fixes. I’m so thankful they enjoyed it and got the message I intended. That means my writing wasn’t in vain. My book is entertaining and inspiring. It’s one thing for me to think that, but for readers to agree is an amazing feeling!

My editor is still doing her review and I’m waiting with bated breath. I’m excited and a little nervous to hear her thoughts. I know she will give me great feedback that will help me tighten things up for even more impact.

My dream is closer to becoming a reality. II will keep you posted on each step of my journey. Hopefully, I will have my book in my hand soon!

I am so abundantly blessed right now! My book is a work in progress. I let go of fear and shared my presentation “Being a Holy Ghost Diva” at a women’s fellowship last month. It was such an amazing experience. I look forward to more opportunities like that. I started a new job and it’s going well. I’m stretching myself, growing, learning and becoming more of what I’m destined to be.

It makes me think about the song “God’s Got a Blessing (With Your Name on It) by Norman Hutchins. That is so true! Whatever blessing God has for you is for you. Your name and only your name is on it. I’m claiming mine! What about you?

Sherry

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