Currently Reading: I'm on chapter 4 of The Prosecuter's Paramour by Lara Santiago, and again I am marveling at her futuristic world! I can hardly wait to get back to it!
I've had a question bugging me for several months now.
When you submit a manuscript, do you go ahead and write your 'Acknowledgments'/'Author's Note'/'Other Books By...' pages, or is that done after you've received a contract and doing the FLE's?
I know this probably seems like a silly question, coming from an already published author, but remember, I kinda did it the easy way. I self-pubbed, and learned my lesson from book #1's fiasco!
Book #1 contains no thank-you's; no 'teaser' to the second book; has a bad cover and title; and still has eleven spelling errors in addition to the glaring editorial 'oops'. I envisioned being able to write the Acknowledgments later. Didn't happen.
Book #2 I submitted with the Author's Note; a list of acknowledgments; a small blurb for book #3; and a list of books both written and planned.
So far, I'm subbing without the extra info, and just wondered if I'm doing the right thing??
What was on Kyle's cake Monday?
No, it wasn't Hannah Montana or High School Musical. We got him a Hummer cake, complete with a yellow Hummer toy! How's THAT for a birthday gift? What's that? You wanted a real one? Not in this economy, baby! When you do get a car, it will be a nice compact with fantastic gas mileage or even a hybrid!
15 Shopping Days Left:
Gifts bought: 0. Hubby was home, and it rained all day yesterday. I DID drag everything out and made a list...I need to shop for my honorary grandchildren this weekend. And the toddler only has two gifts.
Cookies baked: 6 dozen Oatmeal Raisin cookies were baked yesterday, to my spouse's delight. And I was appalled to learn that 2 dozen chocolate chip cookies, earmarked for teachers, were eaten by my teens! But I recounted, and I'm in good shape as far as the chocolate chips are concerned. Today I'll make the butterscotch chip, Reecee Pieces, and M&M cookies. Will I make more chocolate chip? Depends on how much time I have today. I may have to do them tomorrow.