The Clock 29 January 2015

IMG_2561The thing about publishing a novel is that it takes a long time. Of course, first you have to write it and then revise it a million times. It goes off to the editor and comes back and you revise again. It goes to the publisher and comes back and you revise again. It goes on to another editor and comes back and you revise again. Then, voila! Actually no voila.

There are so many decisions that need to be made before you can recommend that your readers go to Amazon and purchase your novel. The cover of the book and its design are an integral part of the process, in fact, one of the most important parts because who wants to pick up and read a book if the cover doesn’t grab you and pull inside?

After the cover, front and back, are set, there is title and font and size and how are the page numbers going on and copywriting material and acknowledgments and dedications and social media? And for me, how do I thank the land around me that inspires my writing? I thank God, of course. I acknowledge, or try to, all of those who helped me along the path to this novel being published but I never get them all. They are there in my heart for sure, and in the day-to-day world that I live in as a writer and a human being making my way along this path.

Soon, very soon in the life of this novel, it will be out for all to read: Worthy of Love. A country love story.

About Sally Gerard

I am a writer, runner, teacher, singer, guitar player, mom, lover, coffee drinker, hunter, antique tractor driver, horsewoman, sister, and lover of the outdoors. Did I mention that I love lighthouses?
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