Progress Report!

In My novel: The Third Heaven: The Rise of Fallen Stars, Personal on April 3, 2013 at 7:29 pm

ImageOk for those that are wondering where we are at on my first novel.  There are some great things in the works!

I have gone back into the story and added more to help flesh out the characters more, and have added a glossary to the work.

I’ve had some great comments, about the novel ranging from, “…literally made me stop reading and repent for my sins…I’m not kidding.”

To, “I loved it. I had to keep reminding myself that this was inspired and not hard facts! The details in the descriptions you gave really helped me visualize the entire story.”

So after some serious thought, I’ve decided that I’m going to go both routes and seek out an agent but also self-publish.  I just feel more in control with the self publishing route, and I think with the right marketing plan on my part I can do it.

I have managed to find a editor who is very reasonable and hoping to submit my manuscript for review in May/June.  June at the latest.  Obviously I want to make the work the best I can make it so having a professional editor review it for grammar and such will go a long way.  I’m expecting this cost to run about 400-500 dollars.

I have secured where I expect to have the cover produced so it is just about acquiring the funds at this point.  This too shall be about 200-500 dollars

I have made the decision to self-publish, and am spending a lot of time developing a marketing plan.

I am confident that with exposure the book will do well.  It’s that great of a story!

Lastly, because of the expense I am strongly looking at using Kickstarter to raise some funds to get the work off the ground.  So look for a possible blog that explains more about this.

Lastly, I have an awesome new trailer that I plan to debut.  I’m just waiting for the right time.

In the meantime, I am working on the 2nd novel in the series, and contemplating finishing a small nonfiction work that I’ve had on the back burner for a while and turn it into an ebook.  So there’s lots going on and I want to thank all my followers for your support!  I’m seeing that building a platform is more about time and patience than anything else.  But I’m starting to get the hang of it!

Thanks for being early adopters!

Lastly, as some may or may not know I’ve been challenged to find full time work so things have been very difficult to say the least.  But I’m still looking up!  Please keep me in your thoughts and prayers that opportunities will open up and I can finally secure full time employment.  In the meantime, I’m working on using what’s in my ‘hand’.  which is my writing gift.  So thanks for the few who’ve supported me.


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