Working on ideas for the upcoming "Teen Monster Hunter" promotions. Got this idea of colorful banners with more or less intelligent statements. A good harvest for two hours work with Photoshop, based on the beautiful work of Anna Philippova.
Big news, the title for my next novel will be "Teen Monster Hunters". The title says it all. It's about hunters in their teenage years chasing a monster.
And this is how you can help me and receive a free copy of the upcoming book: Head over to kindlescout.amazon.com , logon with your Amazon account, and vote for Teen Monster Hunters!
This will help to land me a publishing deal with Amazon Publishing, which means a great makeover editing and better promotion for a great book!
I hope, I do not complain too much about the editing process as such. It is simply a brutally boring work but it needs to be done. Received back the edited version of my newest Young Adult novel. Grammar and spelling I already approved mostly unseen. Writing in a non-native language gives you almost no argument NOT to accept these type of errors. That took ten minutes.
What takes ten days is the content edit: Rephrasing, rewriting, logical error. See below one of the many examples.
What brings me through this phase is good music in the background. Yesterday it was a rediscovered Gerry Rafferty's City to City. Tonight William Fitzsimmons's Derivates enriched by Halloween, Alaska. Enough, I shouldn't write blogs, I should edit my manuscript!
The last mile before the editor took a while, but last weekend I did the boring final-final checklist of double-spaces, missing questionmarks, and overused words like "but" or "so". Man, I hate that part. But it is done! Codename project "TMH" is off to the editor, final pre-edit landing is almost exactly 50.000 words, just as intended for the first of this Young Adult series book.
No peace for the wicked, I started right away on a novella format of the same series, sort of mini-sequel that I'll plan to use for promotional activities with Wattpad and other platforms. As it is a sequel used for pre-publishing work, it will be hard not to give too much away of the main book.
Very nice. The April promotion works! Five for Forever crawls up again and hit the rank 1000 line today in the Romance category. The other categories go into the same direction. Nice!