BUCKET LIST CHALLENGE BLOG HOPWith Dana Sitar to celebrate the launch of "A Writer's Bucket List"
HELLO FRIENDS - We all have our BUCKET LISTS
As writers, our lists usually involve publishing a piece of work, our ART. This is the year I plan to release my first novel,
“BREAKING CURSED BONDS”
It is a manuscript that has been on my writer's bucket list for a while now!
A work in progress for three years, finally I see the end of the tunnel.
Now only two more items to check off my list in 2013!
#1 Sending free copies to a few choice friends and readers asking for some final feedback, and hopefully a review or two. I have it formatted, so anyone interested, please send me an email.
#2 finalizing my cover design – currently there is a working option, but the final cover is not chosen, hoping for a few more choices. I plan to use a designer to check the final file and formatting.
With all the steps below already checked off, and the last two soon to be done, I am confident I will be releasing the novel this year. How do I feel about it? - SCARED! It is difficult to let go.
My first work has been a labor of love, and I have enjoyed the process. I have two more manuscripts in the works and hope to follow shortly with another release after “BREAKING CURSED BONDS”. I hope you will enjoy my work in the near future.
Working on my manuscript part time while working a full-time job for two years, I am now writing full time. I decided I needed to finish what I began, and give it my best effort.
I have a lot I can check off as accomplished, and that makes me feel good.
ü First Draft Finished
ü Requested Feedback & Comments from First Readers
ü Revised and Added Material
ü Printed and Made Corrections
ü Sent Copy to an Editor
ü Reviewed Editor’s Report and Revised Manuscript
ü Rewrite & Self Edit (this actually was done in a few cycles!)
ü Then it was converted to epub and mobi format to view and edit again, checking how the new material added looked.
ü Then I read it aloud and made more changes to dialogue
ü Again edited and checked for straggling mistakes not caught with built in spell and grammar checks
Best of luck to you and YOUR ART! Keep Writing.
Support our Blog Tour Host:
A message from Dana Sitar-Thank you for your support of “A Writer’s Bucket List” throughout this journey. I’m so excited today to announce the book’s OFFICIAL RELEASE!
You can buy it here: http://e-junkie.com/danasitar
Today through February 12, the book is 30% off the list price. Get “A Writer’s Bucket List” plus a free copy of the DIY Writing “Brainstorming Workbook”, the “Bucket List Workbook”, and “Bucket List Exercises” for $6.95 -- so be sure to share the book today, so no one misses out on the discount!