Month: August 2017

Self-Publishing Part 9: The Galley Proof—Do Changes Ever End or Have I Lost it?

Going it Mostly Alone: the Publishing Path of A Perfect Blindness

The latest round of changes sent, I returned to a holding pattern, and it remained hard to relish how near to publication my first novel was. After twenty-two months of work, from initial contact and submission in May 2015 to waiting on the second round of updates in March 2017, the work on the book itself is not yet done. I cannot recall my exact expectations of how long it should take from submission to book in hand, but probably 4, perhaps 5 months. Perhaps I never had a specific number, but nearly two years is much longer than whatever notion I might have had. Continue reading “Self-Publishing Part 9: The Galley Proof—Do Changes Ever End or Have I Lost it?”

Self-Publishing Part 9: The Galley Proof or between a Hard Choice and Remembering​ Fine Print

Going it Mostly Alone: the Publishing Path of A Perfect Blindness

Well, the book had gotten the Editor’s Choice designation with the italicized text, so, I figured, it makes sense to put the italics back in, and then, push come to shove, make that argument—the changes weren’t my fault, and I’m really only making it right again—and see what happens. At least, I hope the manuscript was read in the form I sent it in. The launch was getting behind for an April launch, in fact, the whole process was months behind what I had anticipated, so I shoved that worry to the side and pressed ahead. Continue reading “Self-Publishing Part 9: The Galley Proof or between a Hard Choice and Remembering​ Fine Print”