Book Two: Where We're At

Adventures in Self-Publishing

I just finished the first book two editing session with Annetta "Netta the Editta" Ribken and wow, I have WAY LESS work to do on this sucker than I thought. One area to expand on, several to condense, some character names to change (I overdo names starting with T and A...waaaaitaminnit...) some breaking up of mega chapters (chapter 10 is 50 PAGES LONG) and that's about it.

Let me repeat: THAT'S ABOUT IT. We're talking about weeks, not months, to put this baby to bed. What this means is, if you're planning on pre-saling, better step it up. Presales make a great Christmas present, if your friends or significant others are fans. (I know one of you is getting one for Christmas--no, I'm not telling.)

I usually close pre-sales about a week to two weeks before the book is done. This is so people get the manuscript asap, I have funds to pay everyone, and there's time to get all the right attributions in the acknowledgments. So...there you have it, folks!

Oh btw: Book one ends here on December 30th. Obviously there's going to be a gap until book two starts. Just FYI.

Posted on 12/20/2011 - 3:23pm


Kreyopresny's picture


Will that gap be filled by Scryer's Gulch? I've missed it lately.

Have you ever been so happy that you felt like you might burst open at the seams and your guts would spill out of your stomach onto the floor but from your steaming bowels a tiny sparrow would emerge and sing the sweetest song you had ever heard?

Tigger's picture

I asked...

And she said "When I've wrestled book two to the ground I'm going to write a bunch of Gulch. I hope." Smiling

I've missed it too!

I don't think you're crazy. I think you're colorful. The kind of colorful that does well with medication!
My wish list

Sean's picture

A book in two years ...

is damned impressive for someone working part time. I'll enjoy seeing my copy in my inbox!

Gudy's picture


... indeed! Laughing out loud

Pikachu42's picture


I'm gonna start scrounging up money for the presale. Things have been tight this way, but I really wanna get it!

Nothing of me is original. I am the combined efforts of everybody I've ever known. -Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible Monsters

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An Intimate History of the Greater Kingdom, The Drifting Isle Chronicles and Scryer's Gulch by Lynn Siprelle writing as MeiLin Miranda are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License.

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