So, I’ve spent the last month going over my manuscript after it was copyedited and I must say it was one of the most tedious yet necessary things I’ve ever had to do. I was glued to my computer from 8 am to 9pm (with small breaks here and there) approving or denying comments and errors but I kept going like a runner, racing to the finish line.  I needed to get through it sooner rather than later because my designer needed an accurate page count and was waiting on me to do his part.

When I first started writing Like a Dream, I had no idea what I was getting myself into and I never knew what all went into publishing a book. All I knew is that I had a story in my head and I had to write it–so that o could read it. With having to deal with so much of the writing and publishing process, I have a new outlook on the subject and am looking forward to my finished product. Even though most of this has been costly and a pain in the butt, I can’t help but continue to have a cheesy grin on my face because at the end of it all–I’ll have my first novel in my hands and I’m sure when that day comes (hopefully this July) it will be indescribable.

My husband and I started our own publishing company and with me being our first customer, it’s imperative that everything is done correctly so not only am I learning everything as I go, I have to produce a great product to boot…no pressure.  Regardless, I can’t wait to see my book in the hands of voracious readers and until then, I will continue to write.


About shinaj1

Shina James is the author of LIKE A DREAM and MONSTROUS TIES, which are both available on Amazon as well as multiple retailers. She is currently working on the final book in the LIKE A DREAM series, WAKING AMELIA and can't wait to share it with her readers. While residing in Texas, she loves spending time with her husband and two kids.
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