I crossed off the most nerve-wracking item on my to-do list today: submitting my second book to my publisher. Now comes the waiting and hoping it will be well-received. I’d better trim my fingernails before they end up well-chewed.
I don’t know how she does it, but my content editor has the absolute best timing. No sooner do I whip book two into shape and churn out a synopsis for it (potentially the worst part of writing — condensing everything you love into two pages of straightforward explanation) than she drops a cheery note in my inbox with a line edit for book one.
That means Neighborly Affection: Playing the Game is one step closer to publication. (The dog is barking at all the happy dancing going on here.) A few minor changes, and it’ll go back into my editor’s hands. Soon it’ll be making its way to reviewers and readers while I chew my fingernails to nubs hoping Alice, Henry, and Jay will make plenty of friends.
After two weeks of slicing and dicing, book two in the Neighborly Affection series is looking 7,500 words slimmer. Time to put it in a bikini and see what my editor thinks.
I had so much fun reading through last week’s Sneak Peek Sunday blog hop entries that I had to jump in again. Here’s a second look at Neighborly Affection: Playing the Game, due out in September from Lyrical Press. Since last week’s snippet showed Henry and Alice’s interaction and left…