A writer today spends as much time promoting as writing. And believe me, we'd all rather be writing. But--how are readers going to know about our books unless we tell them?
While I was busy promoting Violent Departures I was writing the next book in the Deputy Tempe Crabtree series--Not as it Seems. While writing I was reading it chapter by chapter to my critique group.
One all the chapters had been read and worked over, I went over the whole book again, and finally sent it off to my publisher, Mundania Press. I soon received back the edits, agreed with most, and sent it back. Got it back a second time and found a few things to change. Next was the galley proof--again I found some mistakes.
Now, it's waiting time. I haven't seen the cover yet, and I must confess, I'm anxious to see what the cover artist will come up with.
But no, I'm not resting. I've been busy writing the next Rocky Bluff P.D. mystery. In fact, I'm nearly through with the first draft. And my critique group has heard and seen a few of the first chapters.
Because this is a different publisher, once I've gotten it edited to my satisfaction, I'll send it off to another editor I've used several times. She's good at catching consistency errors and things that just aren't right. And then, and only then, I'll send it off to the publisher, Oak Tree Press.
And oh, yes, I've been planning the promotion for Not as it Seems.
In case you haven't figured it out, this whole process is like a round robin with speed bumps along the way.
If you're behind in the Deputy Tempe Crabtree series, last year's book was River Spirits.
All my books are available on Kindle and in paper from Amazon.
The Deputy Tempe Crabtree books can be ordered in various formats from Mundania.
Marilyn who is also known as F. M. Meredith