Minette Lauren


What to do while waiting…


The contract on our contemporary romantic western has been signed, sealed and delivered. We have received a letter from the editor explaining it takes 14-18 weeks for first edits to be completed. We then accept or reject edits and mail them back…another 14-18 weeks ensues as we repeat the edit process. We finalize the cover art, and it is approximately ten moths from now that our book will be seen in print. In the mean time, we will work on our social media status. I am lost in this phase, because I have never advocated putting all my information out there for the world to see, but this is different. We are promoting our first book! Yay! In the meantime we are almost finished with second book edits and completing our third novel. I have to admit, I was doubtful about what I chose to write shortly into the venture. It seemed above my head and I wasn’t sure if it would take off, in the addictive way our writing usually ignites…but here we are, thousands of words in and I love our heroine and all the supporting characters. I love that I don’t even know what is going to happen next, and that is what fuels me to keep tapping away. I want to know the end!

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