Tuesday, July 21, 2015

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I can tell GERTA! is going to have to wait. I can't believe all the things Limitless Publishers needs me to do before they can publish Bridgetown High.

Has any of you (all 1 ore 2 of you) gone through all this when you got accepted by a publisher?

First, I need to reformat the entire work to their specifications. That's not so bad, actually. Computers are a wonderful invention. Then, I need to go through and edit for "point of view," "tense," "information or back story dumps," "over used words and phrases," "dialog tags," "consistency," and so on.

Not all that bad, really. Over the years that I've been working on BH I've pretty well weeded all that stuff out.

Then they want me to answer questions for the cover design. That one kind of concerns me. I have my idea of how it should look, but their Cover Designer may not agree. But at least they are giving me an opportunity to give my input.

Then there's the tax forms and payment forms, etc.

But, I'm excited, still. I had no illusions that the publishing process would be a cake walk. I'm ready to do whatever it takes to make this novel take off and become the best seller it should be.

Wish me luck.
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Paul West is a freelance writer and novelist. Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, Paul claims to be a "Prune Picker," though he now makes his home in Taylorsville, Utah.

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Published: Tuesday, July 21, 2015

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  1. in all my experiences of publishing, the publisher had a editor work with me for all you mentioned above... I hope they will do the same!

  2. Yes. My book is being edited by Limitless as I write. I just hope he will do a good job. I guess I'll know that when I get the edits back -- soon I hope.

    Thanks for commenting.