Well it is finally happening. After 11 months of working on Larkin’s Letters (including writing, rewriting, and searching for someone who was insterested in working with me and the book), it is about to enter phase one of the production process! Copyediting will begin in September and it takes approximately one month for this phase. Fortunately for me, I don’t really have to do anything in this phase. My publishing company, Tate Publishing, assigns me a copyeditor who will be catching and fixing any typos, misspellings, grammatical issues, formatting issues, and other errors. Once this phase ends, I will then move into developmental editing which takes approximately 2-3 months. It is then when I will have to potentially make some significant changes to the story.
I am very excited to start this journey. I never imagined that when I sat down in front of my computer last May and typed my very first word that I would actually have the potential to become a published author! I know that this production experience is not only going to humble me, but it is also going to make me a better writer!
Marketing a book doesn’t begin after it is printed. It begins as soon as you finish it! I have just created an author page on facebook, and although it is still under construction, please feel free to head on over and “like” the page (“Jax Jillian”). Even though Larkin’s Letters may not fall into the genre that you specifically like to read, it may interest someone else that you know and I am a firm believer that word of mouth is the best form of marketing.