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Oh, joy, my manuscript, Unspoken, has been accepted for publication! A first. Never happened before. I have been researching and writing this thing for over eight years and it's actually going to be published?
Especially scary when the publisher sent me a 94-page "Author Handbook" of what to expect in the coming year.
Take a deep breath. Really. This shows how helpful they are. After all, She Writes Press was named 2019 Indie Publisher of the Year, so I am backed by the best. I have until fall of 2021 to get everything accomplished. Plus, my author friend, Ashley Sweeney, will be my buddy all the way, and she said She Writes did a wonderful job with her book, Eliza Waite.
I have my superb Critique Circle critters of Here We Stand to thank. Plus my ex, Fred, who was willing to go to East Texas and Louisiana and put up with my on-site research.
What will this journey to first publication be like? There are three pages of Table of Contents in that Handbook, and the main headings include: company overview, editorial, other author responsibilities, community, distribution and finances, marketing and publicity, resources, faqs, press style guide, publishing tersm, proofreading checklist, and sample corrections.
This gives you and idea of where we are going, if you want to go with me. If you want to know what She Writes Press is about, check out this Ted Talk from Brooke Warner, who began She Writes Press. I think you will find it fascinating: Green-Light Revolution: Your Creative Life on Your Terms