-Why? The first is obvious. I want my covers to pop, and I need a cover I can post in multiple forums, not just Amazon. Plus, my next story coming out is longer, around 150 pages, and will require a spine. I'm not messing with that.
The copy-editor is a definite. I don't want to have to re post my manuscript because I put an extra fucking period somewhere or misspelled a damned word. Oh my Lord! I detest typos. My content editor gave me advice about reading for different issues at once, spelling, punctuation, grammar and I am going to try that. Copy-editing is not the same as grading student papers. Duh. I had a writing friend recommend her copy-editor. I am willing to try her for Wolf Trek.
I was also shooting the shit with my friend Eric Yankee who is amazing at selling online, under a sexy pseudonym, like on the top 10 for romance, and I was picking his brain about the KDP (Kindle Direct) program. Do any of you use Amazon's unlimited Kindle program? I am having Aaron read the guidelines for it because I want to be able to give the *.pdfs to my students, and if I can't do that, forget it.
In the end, it's about the writing and getting better at the craft.
That is why this weekend, I am going to try to crank out 100 pages of my novel draft The Harvest and only work on that. I am going to finish this draft in June, yes this month, or so help me, I will extend the deadline to July. Ha ha ha.
Well, stay accountable and keep writing.
Meet your writing goals! If not, reset them, so you can kill them. #Resist!
Dr. Jesú Estrada,