Last Thursday, I received the proofread copy of Resistance back from my editor, Amber Stokes. I spent the day going over that and then began working on formatting the paperback. It took pretty much all of Friday and Saturday, and then some tweaking yesterday. Thankfully, it was the easiest formatting I’ve ever done. In all my previous books, Word always acted up on me and left me wanting to pull my hair out, but it decided to play nicely this time. Very nicely. Everything went perfectly. So I upload the files to CreateSpace yesterday and they were approved overnight without any issues—another first for me. Needless to say, I’m thrilled and was able to order the first proof this morning! Now, I still have a couple little things to tweak and add to the interior, but I wanted to get a proof ordered as soon as possible so I could see how the cover will turn out and how much adjusting it might need. I just can’t wait to get my hands on a copy. It should arrive sometime later this week. This is the first time I’m going to be trying a matte cover since I haven’t done a book since they added that option. I’m curious how that will look. I think I’ll really like it for this series. The books will be like Bryan Davis’s Dragons in Our Midst and its sequel series. I always loved those covers.
And now that formatting is completed, I have the final page count—507 pages for the story itself, while the whole book with all the extras has a grand total of 551 pages. :D Yes, thick books make me happy. That’s about 50 pages thicker than Courage was.
I’m really hoping the cover will turn out as well as everything else has so far so it has a greater chance of being available in paperback the same day as the Kindle. I’m certainly doing all I can to make that happen.
Now, for a little surprise to celebrate my first proof order, how about a little sneak peek of the formatted first page? ;) (Click to see it larger.)
Today or tomorrow I’ll probably begin formatting the Kindle version, which should only take an hour or two. I’m kind of anxious to do some writing as well since I my stomach kept up for a while last night and I made use of the time by figuring out how to including a whole new storyline into book four that involves a character who I think is going to be a reader favorite if some of my early indications are correct. :) I’m looking forward to figuring out the details of that and how to fit it in with the current two storylines.
Hope you enjoyed a small taste of the beginning of Resistance! I can’t wait until the whole story is released to the world! I can’t believe it is this close! Oh, and don’t forget to add Resistance on Goodreads and enter the giveaway there!