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Standing By is Available Now!

Wow, I can’t believe this… my book is actually available for purchase!

This fact is both exciting and terrifying.  Now anyone can read my book.  I wonder if seasoned authors are nervous when their newest books come out.  Probably not as nervous as the first one though.

Anyway, it’s real guys.  My book is now available on Amazon in Paperback and Kindle formats.

I’m so excited and slightly in disbelief.

I actually wrote a book.

 

Anyway, if you happen to get yourself a copy, please leave a review and share it!  I really appreciate it!

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Edits Are Done, Proof is On the Way

Hello again friends!

It’s about time I update you on what’s going on with my book, yeah?

Like the title of this post says, the edits are all finished up and the very first proof copy of my book has been ordered.  It’s a little hard to believe I’ve gotten this far, and it probably won’t seem real until I have that copy in my hands.

Editing was quite a process.  That’s not to say it was hard – it’s just long and tedidious.  It’s safe to say that I will take ‘Editor’ off my list of possible future careers (despite the fact that I did the second round of editing for my book).  What I found helped me with editing was reading the book aloud, which made it easier to catch mistakes and phrases that didn’t sound right.  I had a fun time with the final read-through and even tried out different voices for my characters.

Once my book was all edited, I got it formatted up to the template that I got off of CreateSpace and uploaded it (a few times) to make sure it would look right for submission and ordering the first copy.  Now all I’ll have to do is format the book for Kindle, approve of the print book, then publish my baby!

This is where it gets real exciting.

Is it Wednesday yet?

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Cover Voting

Well friends, it looks like I’m gong to need your help!

I’ve come up with a number of different book covers for Standing By, but it’s hard for me to choose my top favorite.  I have at least been able to eliminate a few, leaving me with four options left.  This is where I’m going to ask you all to vote for your favorite.

So imagine you’re in a bookstore – in the Young Adult/Teen section – and you see these covers.  Which would you be most likely to pick up?

It would help a lot if you could just take a second and vote for your favorite option!

~ Link to Vote! ~

(side note: there is a possibility that a completely new cover will hit me and will end up as the official cover, but I’m doubtful that will happen)