My proofreader met with me notes in hand and a two inch thick manuscript with yellow highlighted words and a questions written in the margin. She validated my locations. She felt one of my characters needed to reveal her fierceness sooner.
Add to this my biggest supporter and critic, my husband, summed up the main character’s frustrations in two sentences. His observation stunned me. His summation needed to be revealed by the character herself and in the right place in my story.
So, it was back to the key board. Three days of intense editing and some long thoughts about my main character. I finished, two days before Thanksgiving.
It took three and a half weeks of reading, planning, and a very long conversations with the KDP representative before my book met the Kindle Direct Publishing requirements.* Take a browse through my newly published book Changing Habits.
* Phase 2 -My experience on Amazon’s self-publishing product is the topic of my next blog.