hit tracker Dave Shields Author Blog: November 2005

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.

Wednesday, November 30, 2005

The Final Stretch

There are thousands of details required in order to publish a book, and getting them right is so critical that I've been burried for months. Now, though, the manuscript for The Tour is in typesetting. It will go to print within days. That means it's time for a major shift in my efforts. For the next nine months or so I'll be almost entirely focused on promotion.

Now I'm pushing all my chips to the center of the table on this one, big bet. I hope that you choose to read a copy of my new book. If you like it, please encourage others to read it too. When I finally break through as a novelist it will be the result of momentum created by readers like you. Thanks for your support!