Not Advanced Reader's Copy.
I have to say I was extremely thrilled to see my ARC waiting for me in my inbox last week. It was an awesome day after Christmas present. I may have mentioned in a previous post that I had an ebook published years ago, but it involved none of the same levels of detailed information/communication with the publisher I have received with my latest venture. There was disappointment with that first book. Not that I expected a lot of hand-holding. It would have been great for a first time author to have some explanation of how you should promote and market your work. The experience left me disenchanted with the whole writing business. Now, over a decade later, I'm trying again. And, I hope something more comes of it.
So, I get the ARC sent to me, with the request to review one final time. No content edits on this one, what's done is done and any itch to make it better have to be squashed. Just read it (again?!?) and if I spot a typo, an extra punctuation, etc. send it along. I literally went through the book in two days.
Still no cover art, but I hope to have something to share on my web site soon. I do have a blurb that I will probably post. Once the book is actually listed on Amazon for pre-order, I plan to attack/create my author page.
Excited and nervous as hell! God, I hope people like the story. And, if they don't, I hope they aren't too savage in their comments. We shall see. But, I think I can roll with the punches. Life has thrown me harder jabs than this.