This was a week of de-stressing after the tumulus US election/inauguration season. Now that the past is behind us, we can move forward with the future. I feel a great weight lifted off my chest. The anxiety has been crazy these past few weeks. What’s happened this week is only the first step to progress. Now, we have to keep moving forward.
In my writing adventures, I submitted my application to join the Private Eye Writers of America. I’ve been considering it for a while, and finally made the big leap. It seemed like a fun little organization to join.
The audiobook production for Tootsie’s story is already underway! I’m stoked to be able to hear her story come to life.
I’ve sent my manuscript to the printers, and I will be getting the final version done through Ingram. The book will be mass-market paperback size. I’m really excited to see how it looks with it printed on the groundwood paper. The paper is very soft to the touch, and feels identical to a traditionally-published mass-market paperback. Once I am satisfied with things, I will be getting more printed to be sent out as ARCs.
Everything is slowly coming together, and I can’t wait to share Tootsie’s story with the world.
20 comments on “Moving Forward”
Congratulations on sending your manuscript!! It must be so exciting! I hope you get news on a release date soon. It does feel like a huge weight getting off everyone’s hearts, but I imagine for US folks it feels even better. I wish you a fantastic week <3
Thank you! Yes, I will be announcing an official release date once the audiobook and print versions are completed.
Yes, it’s been a stressful time for all of us. I hope things will get better everywhere around the world!
Congratulations,it must feel great to see something you imagined turning into something you can touch and share 🙂 Enjoy your week !
Thanks so much! Yes, it’s such an amazing feeling. Have an awesome week!
Congratulations! That is so exciting ?. I have a rough draft of a fantasy novel that I will probably sit on forever but I’m okay with that. And if/when I’m not, I can always take the next steps. Have a wonderful week!
Thanks! You should totally finish your book. The world is waiting for your story.
Oh, yes, I am also happy to put the last four years in my rear view mirror.
Congrats on your book!
Enjoy your week, and thanks for visiting my blog.
Thank you for visiting! I’m very optimistic for our country’s future.
Congrats on getting your book published! How awesome is that! Must be a great feeling.
Love your classic movie posters, they don’t come like that anymore.
Hope you will have a good week ahead!
Thanks! I appreciate it. It’s a great feeling to see my stories come to life.
Yes, the movies were great. So many gems out there.
Enjoy the rest of your week!
I always love looking at movie posters and I’m intrigued by Tight Spot. I love Ginger Rogers and Edward G Robinson but wasn’t aware of this one. Adding to my To Watch list! Hope you have a great week!
Thanks for stopping by! Yes, I enjoyed “Tight Spot.” Edward Robinson was awesome in the movie. Definitely thumbs up! It’s been a real joy discovering these gems.
Enjoy the rest of your week!
It’s a relief to move forward instead of being sucked down.
Congratulations on the progress towards publication
Wishing you a great reading week
Thanks so much for your encouragement. Have a great week!
Congrats on your book being sent to the printers! And an audiobook coming soon! Exciting times!
Thank you! Yes, it’s exciting. And the audiobook narrator is stoked about being able to work on the book. I can’t wait see what magic she does with it.
Congratulations on getting your book to the printers. You are that much closer! I hope the Private Eye Writers of America accepts your application to join.
It is a relief to have the election and Inauguration behind us. Although, we aren’t quite done with the fall out. Hopefully things will remain calm in the coming weeks and beyond.
I hope you have a great week! Good luck with your book!
Thanks! Yes, I’m crossing my fingers, too. I’m being optimistic for the future. Enjoy the rest of your week!
I’m so glad that week is over and done with. What a relief!
Me too! 2021 is already starting to look better.
Have an awesome week!