hit tracker Dave Shields Author Blog: The Pieces are Coming Together

A journal detailing my efforts to launch my career as a novelist. The goals are to share info about succeeding in this field with other aspiring authors, to provide updates to the many supporters who have asked me for them, and ultimately to build the momentum necessary to assure success in this venture.

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

The Pieces are Coming Together

It's a complex job putting a book together. We're nearing completion on the cover design. I'm getting closer on the manuscript with the help of my friends at NovelPro.com. As a matter of fact, the first half is already in line editing. I'm working with another artist on creating course maps which will go in the text. I've just received a new author photo for the back cover. I've just assigned an ISBN and had the bar code printed. Yesterday I submitted all of the sales info to my distributor for their spring catalogue. I've got a typesetter and a printer standing by. And there are dozens of other details that are nearly finalized. A month ago I was very nervous about getting this project done in time. Today, although there's still a lot to do, I'm feeling confident that I'm going to be able to get this done in time. That's a good feeling.


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