Friday, April 29, 2011
It’s very surreal talking about publishing my book this weekend. I checked and I finished the very first draft way back on December 4, 2008. That’s two years people! Madness. I remember when I was first writing this book and starting to pay serious attention to the business of writing novels and rewriting and found out that the average writer took 1-3 years to finish a book. When I first heard that I thought that was ridiculous. Just not possible. But now here I am 2 years later and finally ready to publish.
The book has gone through 5 rounds of rewriting and now the final draft is so much different from that first draft I was so proud of. It’s so much stronger and it makes so much more sense. It’s not an easy thing to separate yourself from your work and look at it objectively. It took me getting through the first drafts of book 2 and 3 and 3/4ths through book 4 before I could come back to book 1 and rip it to shreds and paste it back together again, all the stronger for the scar tissue.
The book will be up on Amazon, Barnes and Nobel and Smashwords by Sunday night and I've already started a Facebook Fan page, which was a little weird.
Posted by Shauna Granger at 9:15 AM