Not much happening at the moment… the poetry project is being prepared for the proof stage, as I signed off on the use of a specific style for the piece.
I also got my article on self-publication sent in 🙂 It turned out that I’d gotten so into the ‘writing’ part that I’d gone way over the word limit. Trimming 600 words from the piece without compromising meaning or coherence was pretty interesting. It was also a touch depressing, given that it highlighted my tendency towards extraneous verbiage…
No word on the poetry project, but since I’m using a very well-known and well-regarded publishing service I suppose that’s only to be expected.
I’m also working up an article about my experience of self-publishing for my alma mater’s alumni magazine. I’m up to 833 words and I think I’m just over half-way through, so I should have it done by Friday. *fingers crossed* It’s both easier and harder than I was expecting; I suppose that this is because I haven’t written anything remotely lengthy since I graduated a couple of years ago, so I’m out of practice.
Apologies for the lateness of this week’s post, things have been happening!
After a few teething troubles with OneDrive and email attachments, I got all of the pictures for the project safely zapped over to YPS (the text files went over without a hitch). Now things are quiet while the typesetter et al. go about their business. I should be receiving a proof copy in a week or two — this is a guess, though, as I’m not completely familiar with the usual time-line of publication for this sort of project.
I may or may not have anything more to report on Monday; I’ll be making a post in any case, as it’ll keep me in good habits.
I am, at time of typing (11:45), waiting for a quote from my selected self-publishing service. They’re a large, reputable firm, so I’m not especially surprised or worried by the wait. In the mean time, I am calculating the exact number of copies I’ll need to order, as well as finishing the planning for the article on self-publishing which I’m putting together. All in all, things are still looking good 🙂
EDIT @ 19:10 I have my initial quote, and now I’m just threshing out the fine detail. I am most certainly a rabbit of positive euphoria 😀