4 Jul 2012

Progress from acceptance of a novel to publishing.

This is my own version of the cover.
In mid February, Solstice Publishing based in Denver, CO, accepted Still Rock Water. The Editor in Chief said, I've now read your excellent novel and would like to accept it for Solstice.

Attached is a blank contract and cover-art form. Please complete, sign and return to me.


I thought I'd share the progress made up to the present time.
In June, my assigned editor contacted me. Imagine my delight when I discovered she lived in England too. She read batches of five chapters, sent them to me with marked changes and asked me to accept by converting her blue marks to black. Every now and then, she made a suggestion. Her prompts were always good. I marked anything new with read. The editor sent me at least two batches a day. Within a week, the edits were completed and returned to Solstice Publishing.
The next stage is proof reading. Of course, I'm longing to see my cover, too. The proposed date for release was June so I don't think it will be long now.
I'd love to hear about your experiences.


  1. So far so good. Is the process more fun than the actual finished goal? And your cover is my favorite.

  2. Interesting to hear all about it. I have no experience with book publishing. :)

  3. This sounds sooooo exciting. :-)

  4. With my first book I had few edits. With my second a few more than the first and an end rewrite. My editor was the same for both books, and I appreciated her insights and suggested changes. They strengthened the book.

    Congratulations on working your way through the process.

  5. sounds like you are progressing well. Very exciting and good luck.

  6. There's a booker award waiting for you on my blog if you'd like to pop over and pick it up :-)

  7. Hi Francene .. that's wonderful news - it does help to have someone prodding us along .. and really helpful she's here in the UK .. cheers Hilary

  8. Glad to hear everything's going so well! Looking forward to seeing the final result.

    By the way, I've nominated you for a Sunshine Blogger Award: http://www.afesmith.com/1/post/2012/08/sunshine-on-a-rainy-day.html :-)


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