Saturn as seen from Titan, painting by Chesley Bonestell

Saturn as seen from Titan, painting by Chesley Bonestell
Favorite astronomical painting

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Galley for Beautiful, Inside and Out

The galley has been received and I noted one small correction. That has been fixed and Nancy has sent it on its way for a cover selection. The end is in sight for my new short story.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Progress on Beautiful, Inside and Out

The latest on my story Beautiful, Inside and Out is that Nan Swanson, my editor has returned the second edit to my story and I have gone over the few remarks and sent it back to her today. She acknowledged receipt and the first galley proofs will be forthcoming. Hopefully, this will be a shorter wait and then after approval of the galley proofs it will be a cover chosen and a release date.
I'm still waiting on assignment of my novel A Change of Heart by Wild Rose Press to an editor to read my synopsis. At that point I'll learn if they want to look at the manuscript. If it doesn't fly then I have at least two other publishers to check on.
My story Ice Rink Romance rests at indefinitely. I emailed them after a nine weeks wait (they said it should be checked on in eight weeks) and the reply was that the head editor was having health problems and wanted me to be patient. I'll not be able to ask again on that one and it may be in limbo as health issues many times are not resolved.
I've been trying for several months to obtain a license to display Chesley Bonestell's space art paintings here on my blog. Many exchanges have resulted via email and the lady said she'd be glad to grant the license but it seems several unanswered questions and issues have not been resolved. Again, I have a bad feeling if this is ever going to take place. I can only hope.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

A Change of Heart novel

I have submitted a synopsis to Wild Rose Press and Rhonda acknowledged its receipt. Now there will be an editor from the Sweetheart Rose line assigned to look at the synopsis. The novel is A Change of Heart which features Leroy and Jody from my ebook Lab Partners only I have told their complete story cast in modern day.
No word yet on my short story which is back in the hands of my editor, Nan Swanson who has my track changes and editing take on her editing. I accepted most of her suggestions but some I stuck to and changed my original writing.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Beautiful, Inside and Out, editing.

Once again I've been remiss about posting to my own blog. I must quit being a slob. My story with Wild Rose, Vintage Line is now in the hands of Nan, my editor. I went along with much of her suggestions but not all. It is now in her hands and I should hear in a week or less. I added a scene with dialogue to the story as per her suggestion. It was actually in the original story anyway but the editor at the other Rose line wanted it taken out because of dwelling on a secondary character. I was glad to put it back in as it lends substance to Bess, the heroine in the story.
I just received an email from one of my running girl friends and she is starting a running blog and will post in it to start it off. She wants me to be the second one to post so I must get my thinking cap on for that one.
I have finished editing and revising my Leroy/Jody novel and am now ready to seek a publisher. I'm considering Wild Rose first and then I have two other possible publishers that might work out too. I'd like to see it in print form. Of course ebook is okay too.
Until next time which I hope won't be too long.