Volume Six - Unmasked Hearts
Updated October 14, 2017
Expected release date: October 2017
October 14, 2017 ~ The finished book block has been received from the publisher. Now it’s time for the final read to catch any last errors or needed changes in the manuscript or the book cover. Once that is done, it goes back to the publisher, and then they can release it. I know this has been a very long time in coming, but it will be in print very soon.
August 19, 2017 ~ The suggestions from the publisher’s evaluator have been entered into the volume six manuscript, and it has been sent back to the publisher for them to proceed with the production process. Not much longer!
August 10, 2017 ~ The evaluator at my publisher has sent me suggestions to polish my manuscript, so I’m in the process of implementing those suggestions now. I’m about ¾ completed. I should have it finished in a few days. At that point, I’ll send it back to my publisher, and they will continue to put it through the finishing process. Perhaps another month and it should be in print.
June 2, 2017 ~ Update on the sixth volume, (Unmasked Hearts,) in my Through Phantom Eyes series. The manuscript has been printed out and taken to my reviewer, Susan Rueppel, Chief Intuition Officer. www.WINtuition.com. Once she reads it and forms a review, it will be posted on my website, www.ThroughPhantomEyes.com.
April 30, 2017 ~ The day has finally come! The manuscript is finished and ready to go to the publisher. I just need to talk to my contact at the publishers on Monday before I actually send it. It's all done electronically; the minute I hit the send button is the minute they receive it. I don't have to wait for the snail male. Now, the next project it to get the sketch (for the interior of the volume) finished, so they can insert it. I also need to make a copy of the manuscript to send to the reviewer.
September 9, 2016 ~ I've purchased the props for the interior sketch. You can see them on the left side of this page. The next step is to get my models together and take the pictures for the artist.
August 28, 2016 ~ The author has begun the compiling of the chapters into one manuscript in preparation for sending the finished product to the publisher and the reviewer. Hopefully, that will be completed by the 1st of October, 2016.
August 20, 2016 ~ More good news! The third editor has finished her work, and the last editor only has 7 more chapters to finish. She could be finished in about a week, and then I can start compiling the chapters into one manuscript, which will make it ready to send to the publisher and the reviewer.
Another editor has received notice that she has to move, (she is the one who had her husband and two other family members die almost at the same time) and she has 30 years of married life to sort through and contend with.
Another editor has had several medical issues to heal from, and they have all taken a toll on her energy and time. I’m also having personal medical issues that are slowing me down; or is that my age, I say with tongue in cheek.
Another editor has had serious family issues that have hit her so hard that she was never able to commit to editing this volume, and she was my main and final editor that I really counted on to make certain my writing was in order. The void her absence has made makes it necessary for the rest of us to pick up the slack and try to fill her shoes, which is time consuming and impossible but we’re trying our best.All of the above situations have made it necessary for me to change the October release date. I wouldn’t even venture a guess at a new one, and this makes me very sad for all of my faithful readers. It is for this reason that I’ll be releasing a new chapter from this volume every month until I finally have a release of the entire book. I hope that in some way this will help soothe your disappointment. If the chapter releases get that far, I will also release this volume’s sketch, and you know a picture says a thousand words.
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June 15, 2015 - The last of the chapters have been sent to both the second and third editors. The next step is to get the entire manuscript to the reviewer.
May 23, 2015 - Finally, I have good news to report. I've finished the compiling of the scenes into chapters, and I've also finished the first round of edits. Things should move along faster now. Thanks for hanging in there with me.
February 15, 2014 - I'm sending all of my faithful followers a large thank you for being so patient for this volume six release. I know it’s been awhile since I’ve posted any current information, and I apologize for that neglect. I’d like to let you know that I haven’t abandoned this sixth volume – Erik is still alive and well and working hard to secure a good future.
Organization and rewrites – started - April 22, 2012 - finished May 23,2015
Manuscript sent to reviewer - 5/25/17
Christine ~ Volume Five ~ Progress Repost
6/22/12 - I’m sorry to say, there’s going to be a slight delay in the publication of “Christine,” the fifth volume in my “Through Phantom Eyes” series. My number three editor has been in a car accident. Everyone is okay and mending, but it will slow up the process a bit. In addition, my number four editor’s son is undergoing some serious health issues, which is also slowing down her progress. I love both of these people and want the best for them, so I can’t push them to work harder or faster. Their health and the health of their loved ones are much more important than my publishing schedule. I hope all my readers will understand. When we get back on track, I’ll let you know where we stand – schedule wise.
7/8/12 – The worst has happened, my dear son-in-law died on the first of this month. It was a terrible shock and a great loss to face this horrible truth. I don’t believe I need to explain in detail what this has and will do to the production of “Christine.” I’ve been staying with my daughter most of the time to help her through this period of mourning. While his death was an unexpected and crushing blow that we will never completely heal from, time moves in only one direction and helps to sooth our broken hearts. I’m now trying to get back to the business of continuing Erik’s story for my readers. I should have some good reports coming up soon. I thank all of you in advance for your understanding.
10/21/12 The first author’s approval of the book block and cover has been completed. Corrections have been noted and are now back at the publisher for implantation. The sketch is finished and can be seen on various pages on this site shortly. The price has been set, so the discount and pre-order will be available soon. It looks like the November release just might happen after all.
10/28/12 The proofing is finished for Christine. Shortly, all the materials will be sent to the printer for setup.
12/1/12 Both the hard cover and the paperback versions of this fifth volume, Christine, are now in stock, so there’s no waiting for shipment when placing an order. However, the preorder status will remain in place until the first of the year, January 1, 2013, so this is a great time to order a signed volume. This is the last post for this volume. From this point on, the release information will be for volume six, Unmasked Hearts.
Organization and rewrites – finished - April 22, 2012
1st round of edits – finished – May 11, 2012
Reviewer finished - 10/13/12
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The Pre-Publishing Process
While each volume has already been written and the rough sketches for each of them have been completed, each volume is put through a pre-publishing process. First, the author organizes the text and makes any additions or subtractions as needed. Then the manuscript is sent to four different editors, each with their own specialty, for any changes. Once that is completed, the author and the grammar editor read through it again for additional corrections. Then the author goes through it once more for any last-minute changes before it is sent to the publisher.
During the editing process, pictures are taken depicting the sketch for that volume. Then the author’s sketch and the pictures are sent to the artist. After the artist’s sketch is approved by the author, it, along with the finished manuscript, are sent to the publisher. Toward the end of the editing process, the manuscript is sent to a reviewer, who reads it and critiques it. Her review will then be posted on the Readers’ Review page of this site and also in the finished volume.
The process at the publisher takes approximately three to four months, which includes one last edit by the author. Once the author approves the publisher’s setup of the manuscript and any changes to the cover text, then it will be sent to the printer. Once the author approves the printer’s setup, the volume goes live and its information is sent to online bookstores and can be purchased.
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August 19, 2017 – The suggestions from the publisher’s evaluator have been entered into the volume six manuscript, and it has been sent back to the publisher for them to proceed with the production process. Not much longer!
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