Okay, so the truth is that writing a novel is easier than getting it ready for publication. For me anyway. I have chosen to self-publish on Amazon to bypass the lengthy process of seeking an agent, etc. I like driving my own wagon. But I want a gorgeous finished product with no typos, duplicate pages, or incomplete sentences. So I hired a fabulous copy editor. And I’m working with a talented graphic artist to create a cover that will represent the story. All this takes time.
And I probably should not have given in to my children’s request for a puppy right at the same time I am trying to get my novel published.
Yeah. We adopted a Whoodle. It looks a lot like a teddy bear, but needs to pee in the middle of the night. Several times. A Whoodle weighs about four pounds when it is ten weeks old, which it is now. It is a mix between a Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier and a Miniature Poodle. And it keeps me from getting anything productive accomplished. But in the plus column, it is very soft, very cute, and has made my children very happy.
So though my book is slowly marching toward Amazon publication, it feels like rather a long road with the Whoodle along for the ride.