Heyyyyy, people!! It’s so awesome to finally get the motivation to open up my wordpress and start blogging again. I know that it has been ages. I feel as if I should tell you about all the crazy CRAP that’s happened since my last post, but I’m not up to the challenge right now. Maybe I will come back letter and address it, or just inform as needed.
First up, thanks for reading if you are! I’m super excited right meow because I am officially published!! More than just published blog posts too! My friend, David, wrote a book back in junior high/high school, and we were talking about it one day. I mentioned that I could edit it for him if he needed someone to, so it became a thing. As of September 1st, 2016, I became a published editor! Woot, woot!!
If you want to read it, which I know that you do, you can purchase it on Kindle. The book is called Why by David Orr and Brittany Nichole. Yeah, I know. I used my Christian name. I have decided it will be my editing name.
So I want to let you know a little bit about the book.
- It’s a young adult book.
- It was written by a high school student. Even though both the author and I are out of high school, it only just now came to fruition. It was my first time to ever edit anything like this, and I wasn’t too sure how much I could change.
- With that being said, it is a series and we are going to move forward with the series and learn from the experience! I’m going to be a lot more intensive with my editing. I will make sure the writing style no longer looks like a high school composition.
- However, despite numero 2 and 3 listed above, this book’s story definitely transcends the high school sentence structure. It has mature themes, and the characters become very well developed throughout the story. Why made me laugh, cry, and get angry. There were times I texted David and told him I couldn’t move forward because he made me mad.
Everyone knows how much I love books. I mean, c’mon. Books make up most of my life. I live vicariously through all of the characters’ lives. I know a good book when I see it, and this is definitely a good book! I’m not just saying that because one of my best friends wrote it. Or because I edited it. It’s legitimately a good book, and it’s only going to get better because we are both learning from the experience.
This has been such an amazing experience. It was so exciting when I finished the book. I felt so accomplished and proud. I’ve always had trouble finishing my own books; editing was perfect for me. I got to be a grammar Nazi and read a good story all at once! It’s been so fun helping to figure out the cover, getting the format down, getting it up on Amazon… It’s been such a rush. I feel like such a professional now! Guys, I’m a real adult now. At one point, I was driving home, talking to my friend about the book release and the new book, all while planning a promotional for the book. I made my first “business trip” this weekend. We are working on a YouTube video to promote the book and tell you a bit more about the storyline and characters. I never realized everything that went into making a book and it’s been such a process. I know we didn’t send it in anywhere. I know we didn’t have to worry about queries or anything like that. But just self-publishing is so extensive, but I love the feeling. I feel accomplished. I am so proud. I enjoy myself. And I really hope you will all give the book a try. It’s only three dollars on Kindle. What do you have to lose?
Keep it classy folks!! And go get the book! Be sure to let me know what you think of it!