Also, just a reminder—since its been such a long process—to update your mailing address through your inkshares account. Just in case you have moved since you’ve pre-ordered your copy of Under The Rug.
It’s official! Under The Rug releases October 22nd. I look forward to hearing what you all think. Thanks for the continued and patient support.
All edits are completed, and info/images for the book cover is ready to go. Inkshares is telling me that backers should be getting their copies of Under The Rug by early fall—fingers crossed. I more than thank you for your patience. I know it’s been a long road. Thanks for sticking with me on this arduous process. Talk to you in the fall.
What’s up my patient supporters. Production on Under The Rug has been slightly delayed—a project in front of mine in the queue was held up a bit. But worry not. I’ve been informed that things should be moving forward for Under The Rug by late May/early June. I’m a little bummed, sure, but I’m trusting the process, and, well, it’s kind of how the publishing world goes. I hear remodeling homes sheds a similar skin.
Anyway, while waiting on Inkshares to get Under The Rug out ASAP, I’m not sitting on my ass. Well, I have been sitting on my ass, but I’ve been writing while sitting on my ass. The new book is called, "Counterpunch", a story about four friends: brain injured Jack, his best friend Rodney, Tommy the Asian priest/world famous stand up comedian, and Jose the gay latino mixed martial arts champion. Led by Rodney, the four friends set out to make all their childhood dreams come true, but neither of them can do it without the help of the others. It’ll make you feel happy, sad, and pleasantly appalled. Good day.
Talk to ya’ll real soon. As always, thanks for the love.
First, thank you all for your patience. Writing, editing, and then finalizing a project that you care about takes a lot of work, and a lot of time. It’s important to bring justice to the project by being patient, which at times was difficult as I had all of you—my backers—on my mind. I can’t wait to get this novel into your hands. But, I took my time, worked it through thoroughly, hired a reputable editor, Caroline Tolley, and turned my early drafts of Under The Rug into something I’m very proud of. And, the process is now moving forward as I’ve just submitted my manuscript to Inkshares.
Now, Inkshares will still have their editors take a look at it. But because I’ve had a professional editor already work on this with me, the process will move much faster than normal. The next few things I will be submitting to the Inksahres team are things like book cover, layout, author bio, etc. Soon Inkshares will communicate to me a realistic date for the release of the book. Rest assured however, that you, my backers, will receive your copies before it hits the bookshelves. That’s it for now. Will let you know something when I know something.
The second round of edits has been completed for Under The Rug. On to the third and final round. I can’t wait to get it in your hands.
Quick update on Under The Rug. We are into phase 2 of content and development editing. It’s looking good. After this round, we’ll go through a line edit(line by line, cadence, sentence structure, etc.), then it’s on to the copy edit(punctuation, grammar, etc.); that’s the final stage. Once again, thank you all for the love and support.
I have decided on an editor—Caroline Tolley. She came highly recommend from a writer I trust.
Caroline is a former in-house editor at Pocket Books–a division of Simon & Schuster, the premier New York City publisher of commercial and trade fiction–an outside editor for Harper Collins/Avon, and a reader for The Literary Guild and The Rhapsody Book Club. She has been editing popular fiction for 20 years and has 200+ novels under her belt, including three New York Times, Publishers Weekly, and USA Today best selling authors.
I’m honored to work with her and can’t wait to start the process. We get underway March 1st. Will get back to you soon.