The Sweetie Chronicles

Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart. ~William Wordsworth

Welcome to Crazy Town

This is what my life is like on the eve of a new book release. Crazy Town. Last night, I met with my critique group (until 1 AM, so thank you guys for staying so late!) and there is some serious work to do to whip this book into shape. They all agreed that this book is great, but there are a few scenes that aren't quite working. After they all left, I combed through each of their notes, page by page and transferred all of their comments to my master document. For each scene that needs rewriting/tweaking, I put an orange flag.


Then, around 3:30 AM, I sat back and took inventory of what's working and what needs help. 15 orange flags. Not all of that is major issues, just some things that need to be looked at or made slightly stronger. That's where I am today. I woke up early, met with my personal trainer, went to lunch with my amazing husband, and now I'm in my chair, ready to kick some ass.

For those of you who are waiting on the book and hoping for a quick release, here is what my schedule looks like:
  • Fix the 15 pages/scenes that need work.
  • Go through the book again from start to finish, polishing and reading through for consistency.
  • Format the book for upload.
  • Upload the book to Kindle, Smashwords and B&N!!
  • Once the book is uploaded, it typically takes 24-72 hours for them to officially list the book for sale. I have no control over this final part of the process, but I promise to post on twitter, facebook and here on my blog as soon as the books are live in each store.
Bottom line is this. I will not rest or stop working from now until the time when this book is ready to be uploaded. The only other commitment I have is going to a play of one of my ex-voice students tomorrow. Hopefully, the book will be finished by then, but all I can do is work work work until it's done! I've had several people email me over the past few days asking for a specific date/time when the book is coming out, but that's impossible to know for absolute certain. What I can tell you, however, is that, at the latest, the book will be uploaded by Sunday. I know that much for sure. When it goes on sale after that is up to the individual stores.

In the meantime, I'll be living in crazy town, working like a fiend to get this book ready for publication! It's so incredibly close now! I will keep you all updated.

1 comments:

Alison O'Neill Hess July 1, 2011 at 2:11 PM  

Good luck, Sarra! I know your hard work will be worth it in the end! :)

Sarra Cannon

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I always secretly wanted to be a cheerleader. And a witch. Now, I write about both. The first five novels in my Peachville High Demons Young Adult Paranormal series are available now in ebook!

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