This past week, I found the woman I think will be my editor for Raven Queen, Arise. After chatting for an hour or so, I think we’re on the same page with regards to what the book needs and how we’re going to go about it.
(Yes, I’m a Story Grid Certified Editor. Yes, I did edit my own work. Yes, I still need to hire a professional editor to edit my own books. You always need other eyeballs and brains to help.)
As a high Relator, I picked somebody that I’ve met in person at a writing convention and who I think will work well with my neurological wiring. I also picked someone who is relatively different from me in order to get a truly outside perspective. And I picked someone who loves my niche.
I thought I needed a copy edit and ultimately a proofread prior to the launch. Given her review of the current m/s, she agrees. She’s going to give me a sample edits next week and then we’ll contract for terms. Yay! 🥳
This is great, since I’m planning to launch the preorder next month (April) as soon as the cover designer has her way with the painting I commissioned for the cover. I’m looking forward to getting her sample edits with anticipation and…trepidation.
In the meantime, I am developing the foolscap for book two: Raven Queen, Avenge.