There are many satisfying moments during the process of writing a novel. Each time you finish a chapter, for example. And when you finish the first complete draft. Or when you finally finish that fifteenth editing run-through and realize the story is about ready. But nothing can compare to that moment when the proof copy of the printed version of the book arrives in the mail and you hold it in your hands for the first time. Maybe it’s the book’s heft, or the glossy cover, or the smell of the pages. Or maybe it’s the countless hours of work it took to get to this point.
The cover image looks a little dark to me, but that tends to happen when you look at a printed version versus the digital on-screen version. So I am happy with it and will go ahead and approve it. The Kindle version of SAVAGE is already available, but the print version should show up on Amazon within a few days.
Now its time to take a brief break by working for ten days at the Kansas State Fair (at the Original Beer Garden… stop by and say hello if you happen to be there), and then back to working on my next novel. It is tentatively titled PROFUSION and is the third novel in the Diffusion series.
Amazon Author page: http://goo.gl/rojJEA