Here is our first comment from a reader: I love it, haven’t stopped reading it. I bought it on Kindle but will have to buy a hardcopy. I am at my alter reading your book, beautiful! For me, I think you achieve what I love for books to do…alter my perspective, mindset.
Of course we need to celebrate! It took at least two years to develop Make No Assumptions, maybe more. When Janie pressed the “publish it” button, we couldn’t believe it. The final step was over. There wasn’t another form to fill out or more data to gather–it was done. We couldn’t believe how easy it was, that last “submit”.
So we are planning to celebrate. For starters–a book signing party. If you would like an invitation–let us know. Plans are underway!
Though we miss our friend Emily, Glenda and I are getting so excited about our manuscript. We keep writing every Wednesday, and now we are deep into our research too. How are we going to get this thing published? How do we write a decent query? And for that matter, who do we query first—editor, agent, publisher? Does anybody out there want an anthology of poetry, short story and memoir anyway?
All the while we rework our manuscript—fixing those messy sentences, spacing challenges, missing words and awkward phrasings. We ask our mentor, Joan Garrabrant to edit what has now become a 14-chapter anthology. Graciously, she accepts—what a gift!
We edit some more (there is a lot of editing involved in this business) and come to the conclusion that the best way to get our stories read is to do it ourselves. Now, we are on the verge of publishing Make No Assumptions.