Achievement Unlocked: Submit Novel to Pro Editor

One last read through.

Okay, one more.

Just one more.

“Dan, you have to actually send it at some point. You know that, right?”

Quiet, subconscious. I’m reading.

Deep breath.


And away goes the seventh-or-maybe-eighth draft of ASCENSION POINT, winging its way across the interwebs to the lovely (I’ve been assured) folks at RedAdept Publishing. It was with some trepidation that I sent it: not because I’m thin-skinned and trying to delay the inevitable criticism. I love me some criticism – that’s why I’m doing it in the first place.

No, the trepidation (minor) comes from the fact that this begins the very last phase in the self-publishing process. Once this is done… it’s clobberin’ time.

Wait, that’s not right. Sorry – publishing time.

(I can’t find a Google image for that.)

Yup, it’ll be the end of the year-and-a-bit process, and time for me to discover whether anyone actually wants to buy the bloody thing. And if they do – and actually read it, and take the time to review it – whether they liked it or not. Finding that out is going to be… interesting.

I think I’ll write another book in the meantime. Take my mind off it.

Oh, and I’ve also decided that I’m going to release a paperback version around the same time as I publish the Kindle/Smashwords/etc e-book editions. I wasn’t planning to do this initially, as I thought there’d be additional costs that I might not expect to recoup. But I looked into CreateSpace and it seems the only extra cash I’ll need to commit is $25 to get my marvelous cover designer Stephanie Mooney to do a back cover and spine as well.

Massive thanks to my beta readers – lovely wife Amisha and best man Steve – for their feedback. It’s a much better book than it was because of you.

I can’t wait to see how good it’s going to be when I’m done.

3 thoughts on “Achievement Unlocked: Submit Novel to Pro Editor

  1. Congratulations is indeed in order. I’m still editing, rewriting and whatnot before I submit mine to a prof editor. Almost there. Reaching a point where you can submit your work to a prof editor is an achievement. Cheers, mate!

    1. Thanks, buddy. I’m very proud. I had a slot booked with them for October 1st, but happily one came free for September 3rd so I’ve nabbed that. Sample edit will arrive on Monday, I’m told. Erp!

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