Well, book two of my Lexus Toulouse science fiction murder mysteries, The Wælcyrie Murders, is now in the hands of my fiendishly competent editor. The next steps are for her to send me a critical analysis of the manuscript via an editorial letter.
If you’ve never gotten a editorial letter… let’s just say it’s not pretty. It’s 4 to 8 pages, or more, of your failings as a writer. It’s like a rite of passage. Sometimes there is blood.
After I am done sobbing in the closet with a blanket over my head, I’ll revise the manuscript and send it off for a line edit.
After that, I produce the final version based on the line editing and the book goes into final production: proofreading, layout and final proof check.
This book, by the way, is hardcore old school libertarian. Libertarian sci-fi murder mystery.
BOOM HEADSHOT BABY!