Monday, February 22, 2010

Final stage of editing....I can't believe it!!!

Wow. Can't believe this day is here. Today I start the absolute last stage of editing. I received my galley yesterday and now all that's left to do is go through and note any typos or other minuscule changes. After this there's no going more changes. This is it!!!

I am in awe of how far I've come since starting this book. It had a different name back then and the original story idea was a bit different. It morphed as I wrote and I remember how fast I pumped out that first draft. Barely two months it took me...I was so inspired...I just could not stop. It was three years ago this month that I started it.

I remember how excited I was when it was finished and how fabulous I thought it was. I edited and perfected it and I queried. I received 9 of which was a full request from Red Dress Ink, one of the biggest chick lit publishers around. (this was when they still accepted unagented submissions). Devastation filled me when every single one ended in rejection.

But I loved this story so much.

It sat for a while, then it got an overhaul. I queried again and had no luck at all. Then I sent it off to a few digital publishers and that's when my story found it's home. My heart about burst when I found someone else who loved this story as much as I did.

And now here we are, after perfecting it even more...ready to publish and share it with the world!


  1. What a journey! I know how you feel about the requests and rejections. Every book I write I send to the agents first, hoping it will be the one. Congrats on reaching the final stage of the process!

  2. Yay!! Congratulations are in order. Be sure to do something fabulous for yourself.

  3. Congratulations Stephanie, it's an exciting time for you and your family. I'm so,so glad for you.

  4. Thanks guys!!!!

    And Kristi...I'm saving the celebration for release day!!! I'm already planning the party in my head! LOL!

  5. Wow girl how amazing!!!!! Congratulations!!! Woohoo for the last and final stage! Mixed emotions I am sure, sad that the journey is over but ecstatic to move it along!

    I have an award for you over at my blog!!

  6. Congratulations, chica, enjoy every minute!

  7. I'm so proud of you, Steph! Having seen ABNK as it gained its wings and took flight, I know its been a long journey - and one I can sympathize with!

    Your accomplishment is a testament to your talent & determination. Bravisimo!!


  8. Thanks Sarah!!! Lova ya!!!

    And thanks to everyone else too!! So glad I can share this with my bloggy friends!!