I did it.

Guys. I can’t even think right now and my cheeks hurt from smiling so much, but guess what?!

My book is out there!

That’s right, Unforeseen went live this morning. I had a super crazy day stalking my kdp site and cleaning so I haven’t had much time on the laptop or I would have told all of you earlier.

I’M SO EXCITED!

Anyways, here’s the link if you’re interested.

https://www.amazon.com/Unforeseen-Finding-Paradise-Book-1-ebook/dp/B01G9J0CKS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1464485269&sr=8-1&keywords=Unforeseen+allison+barnard

 

I still can’t get over the fact that I published a book. I spent the past week chained to my laptop to get proofs and formatting done (which was a huge headache by the way), but it’s done.

So, on to book two!

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The never-ending process

So my laptop is fixed and the computer guy put Word on it for me, which makes my life so much easier! I’m halfway through final edits of Unforeseen, the plots for books two and three and coming along nicely though I need to tie in book two with the overarching plot and then actually write the darn things.

But I’ve been doing my research for what’s coming next and my eyes have been opened. I thought writing and editing was the hardest part, but there’s also proofreading, formatting, writing acknowledgements, dedications (I’m sure I’m missing something),  before I can even think of publishing and marketing strategies. But the hard part is done, right?

I need some Dr. Pepper and pretzels to get through this process.

Sad Day

So remember how excited I was to get those edits back? Well, I got them yesterday, which is the day my laptop flashed me the BSoD and has refused to turn on since.

I’ve been mourning my little refurbished laptop in between looking at Bluetooth keyboards for my Kindle since another laptop just isn’t in the cards right now. Any recommendations? But for the time being, I’m going to put Unforeseen up on Wattpad and try to build up a following.

If you’re interested in checking this story out, here’s the link to the first three chapters. I’ll post more next week sometime.

Here’s the link. Feel free to tell your friends. A couple votes would go a long way in cheering me up 🙂

https://www.wattpad.com/story/48772118-unforeseen

Thanks,

Ali

Unforeseen

I have some fantastic news! Not only did I finish my own rewrites and edits for Unforeseen, I sent it to an editor not even three weeks ago. She should have it back to me next week. It’s a rather long story at 110k words, but I’m hoping she’ll help me trim some of the fat. I’m scouting agents and mulling over queries, but I might just self-publish this one. I’m not sure yet.

I am also working on books two and three in this series. The first two chapters of book two are written, but the rest of the plot is escaping me at the moment. But camp Nanowrimo starts tomorrow and I’m using it to get some of this first draft down.