A. M. Macdonald

Author and Geek Culture Emissary. Speaking the word of nerd.

4 months of editing later… I’m done!

Nov
03

Good news, everyone! Remember the Dawn is finally ready for print and publish. It has been a long and arduous journey to get my manuscript into shape—I can’t even count how many drafts I’ve gone through—but I think the result will be well worth the time and effort.

Special thanks to Josiah at JD Book Services, who not only provided me with exceptional editing services, but also essentially taught me a crash course in the English language. I cannot believe how much my technical writing has improved throughout the process.

My cover design starts Monday with Jake at J Caleb Design. I am incredibly excited to develop a kickass cover that screams epic fantasy. I might also run my formatting through Jake, though I think I’ve got a pretty good handle on things. We’ll see.

The last and most important step is to plan a launch strategy and design a marking platform. The self-publishing world seems to turn on the effectiveness of marketing, and since I am most invested in reaching as many fantasy fans as possible it seems necessary to devote a lot of thought and resources here.

All this being said, I remain hopeful that my querying efforts will pay off and a literary agent wants my book. I think my core competency is writing and worldbuilding and very much not marketing and promotion, and so a traditional publishing model would likely serve me best. We’ll see, though I am dead-set on self-publishing by the end of the year if I don’t hear otherwise.

What an exciting time!

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