Saturday, July 19, 2008

Editing Update

I’m in the final, final stage of editing. The last run through before it can be submitted for publishing. Between working full time and the responsibilities of church life, I’m exhausted. I’ve been truly excited about this process. My editor, Lauren, has been great at challenging me to make changes (some very minor) that I feel has made the story better.

It looks like I’m going to go with a print on demand company that works with Amazon.com. If all goes well, my book will be available sometime in October or November. Don’t worry, as soon as I have a release date, you’ll be amongst the first to know. I plan to do a giveaway and ask for all your help in promoting my book.

I’ve learned a lot about myself during this process. I’ve learned I take criticism well. I’ve learned that there is always room for improvement. I’ve learned that every editor or reader will have a different opinion on your story. I’ve learned to stay true to myself and what I believe with an open mind to another person’s opinion. Finding balance in the creative process is like walking a tight rope.

I’m grateful for all the love and support I’ve been given through it all. I want to thank Tom, not only has he given me his love and support, but the financial backing to pursue my dream.

I don’t know if anyone will ever buy this book, but I know this – when I hold it my hand and put it on my shelf, I will be truly content that I’ve done what God has called me to do in this. It’s not about selling thousands of copies, even though that would be nice, it’s about completion. Finishing what I’ve started means a lot to me.

© Nadine Z. 2008

31 comments:

Only in the storm said...

Wow! Nadine you are awesome :0) i am so glad that you pursued the thing that God called you to do.
love you always!

chelle said...

I am so excited for you!! I am so planning on purchasing your book (hope I can get it in Canada!)

Dawn said...

How absolutely exciting to see the end of the road on this project. I really hope you do sell thousands!

Louise said...

That is SO awesome! I am so excited for you!!
BIG HUGS!!

Tom Zawacki said...

It won't be long now, we can see the light at the end of the tunnel!!

I'm so proud of you, whoohoo!!
Tom

Steph said...

Hi, Nadine...it's nice to meet you, too! Thanks for visiting my blog...

I wanted to check yours out as well and I am hooked on your book! I read from the prologue thru John and Regina meeting...I ignored everything going on in the house and kept on reading!

I am a Christian novel-aholic (I just made up a new word!) and I am telling you, you have an incredible writing style that will take you far.

Sounds like you are almost there...Thanks for introducing yourself--I'm glad we "met"! :)

Ann(ie) said...

I'll buy that book. IN a heartbeat!! And I'm so proud of you!!! That is such a huge accomplishment!

Prairie Chick said...

Congratulations! Thanks for popping over to my place and saying hello. I am going to read your other blog first chance I get (I'm just shutting down over here)! Looking forward to it...

A Woman Who is: said...

You are an amazing example to us all! Can't wait to see the book in print with your name on it!

Of course I want a personalized autographed copy! :0)

Scarlet said...

What an inspirational post! I am thrilled that you are one step closer to accomplishing your goal. I will personally do my best to promote your book because after what I've read here, I know I'll want to.

I'd love a signed copy of your book when you're done. Let me know where I can send payment so I can pre-order it!

Sandy said...

Sounds like a lot of work, it is a lot of work, but it's gonna be so worth it! Can't wait to see the outcome ...

Shionge said...

I will buy your book and I will promote it too Nadine :) Well done and what sheer hard work which is all worth it :)

Jillian, Inc. said...

Nadine - I'm so very, very excited for you and can't wait to get my hands on a copy. I will be one of the first in line to purchase.

Knitting Mania said...

Nadine, this post spoke to my heart, to hear your heart. Such a wonderful accomplishment. You should feel very proud, you deserve too with all your hard work.

The Lord has used this experience to grow you deeper in Him, that's what it's all about...

Be blessed today my friend...

Penless Thoughts said...

Good for you Nadine. I admire you for doing this.
Susan

Lala's world said...

so amazing that you are doing this! can't wait to read it

Dawn said...

Yeah! Congratulations on getting the end in your sight. I'm looking forward to reading your book - hopefully a signed copy! ;-)

Blessings!
Dawn

Erin said...

I will ABSOLUTELY be buying a copy as soon as it is for sale! I cannot wait to read it. This is so exciting! I think I'm even going to send it to you to sign so that I can say "I know the author" : )

palmtreefanatic said...

as it should! This is such Wonderful news Nadine! I am so excited and would LOVE a copy of your book! How exciting this is!!!

It's All Good! said...

Congratulations, Nadine, you're almost there!
Have a great week!
Brenda :)

jane - mom generations said...

This is so exciting! Just a few short months now and you will be published. I will be honored to buy your book and spread the word about it!

Jane

Demara said...

Wow good for you Nadine! So proud of you!!

Tammy said...

Nadine, I am so excited for you!
And it is also inspiring me to finish my own novel. In fact, my family just left camping for a few days...what better time, right?

I am so proud of you for following God in this and seeing it to the finish!

Hugs,
~Tammy

jennifer said...

You better believe I am buying a copy AND promoting you on my site. Just thrills me but good that I am a blog bud with the future New York Times Best Selling Author... NADINE!

What a wonderful man you married too. He has been your biggest fan, hasn't he?

Be blessed Nadine.

Jen

Cheri said...

That's so exciting to be almost done.

Jen(n) said...

very exciting!

elizabeth embracing life said...

Wow, this is awesome. Completing such a huge project like this is amazing. I know that you have my order for sure. I have enjoyed the blogs and reading your thoughts as an author in process. God is going to bless you in so many ways and reading today he has.

CC said...

Hurray! Must be exciting!

Debz said...

Looking forward to reading it!
Sign me up to help you promote it as well!

Kate said...

What an exciting adventure. I'm glad you got so much out of it. I think it is good to keep in mind that there is a lesson to learn in everything and perseverance is key.
Can't wait to get the book.
~many blessings

Madison Richards said...

I love you and I am exceedingly proud of you Nadine!

Keep going! Don't quit!