when I finished my last novel, Blood Orange, I went looking for an editor. I want this book to be the shinning star in my career as an author. I don't have a big budget. Most authors don't. This is my fifth book and I've made mistakes choosing my editor in the past.
My first book, Broken Branches amzn.to/2jy5zFg I had edited by three different editors at bargain prices. The editors were friends who said they knew what they were doing. Obviously I didn't know what I was doing. There were mistakes in spelling and duplicated words. The formatting was a mess. Last year I had it edited again and reformatted.
For my second book, Bottle Alley, http://amzn.to/2kbxON6 was edited by a friend that charged me triple what my first book cost. I almost had a hear attack when she wanted to kill off a main character in the first chapter.
The third book, Honey Tree Farm, http://amzn.to/2jh3v3y was edited by the same person. Not a good idea. She changed the first two chapters a lot. The reviews I get all say the first chapters are too slow and the book doesn't take off until the third chapter.
For the second book in the Green Lady Inn series, Whispers in Time, http://amzn.to/2oBBxWW . Broken Branches is book one. I went with another fellow author at a rock bottom price. I have received no reviews since it was released a couple months ago. I have no idea if this book should be throw on the bonfire or not.
Now we arrive at my fifth book Blood Orange. It's with a professional editor now at $50 an hour. How many hours will it take? Your guess is as good as mine. They are doing a good rewrite, a bit of connecting the dots that I missed and my horrible spelling and punctuation. This one will cost me. I don't dare tell my husband how much. He pinches every penny twice before he spends it.
Whispers in Time is free on kindle this weekend. I'd love to get some reviews and have readers tell me if it's any good or not.
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From the active mind of Brenda M. Spalding