Friday, August 5, 2011
It Started With a Kiss episode 16: proofs, covers and agents!
All this year, I'm keeping a video diary of everything that goes into writing my third novel, It Started With a Kiss, due to be published on 10th November. This week, the copy edit is done, typesetting is happening and I tell you about why I decided to find an agent...
After a week of copy editing, It Started With a Kiss is now being typeset at the printers - it's very exciting! I love this part of the process because the next time I see the novel it will look like it's going to look as a printed book. It feels like quite a milestone in the creation of the book because it starts to feel real and not just a rather large Word document on my laptop!
The big news this week is that I now have an agent! It's the very lovely Hannah Ferguson from The Marsh Agency and I'm so chuffed to be working with her. It's so official that I even made it onto the agency's website - look here! In this week's vlog I'll explain why I've decided to find an agent after two years as a published writer without one.
Also in the vlog, I'll tell you about my first view of the cover design! I'll be able to share it with you very soon and I know you're going to love it! I also answer questions from Cally Taylor and Donna Cally's book, Heaven Can Wait is wonderful - definitely one to check out! And, being the cheeky scoundrel that I am, if you'd like to make sure you see It Started With a Kiss before your friends, you can pre-order it here!
Also, I mention the fantastic Romantic Novelists' Association - check them out here.
So enough of the waffle - here's this week's vlog - enjoy!
p.s This week's YouTube-nominated freeze frame is entitled 'X-Factor Auditionee'