Friday, February 17, 2012

Editing my own work

Today I spent the day inputting all the changes I so painstakingly made by hand awhile back to my mystery novel. I am eager to get these changes made on computer, and finally online so I can relaunch my ebook. I am always an early adopter of new media, and this book came out in 1999 as an ebook published by a press that is no longer in business. My reader at that time cost almost $300, and hardly anyone had one. Hardly anyone bought ebooks either. My novel was the best-selling mystery novel (ebook) for 1999, so that tells you how many were sold that year. Ha. Especially considering that it wasn't even published until October! Still, it did get good reviews, so I have high hopes for it in its new life. As it was written so long ago, it definitely needed to be brought into the new millennium, with cell phones and so on. Otherwise, it holds up. I'm going to need two more full days to finish the uploading.
I also want a new cover. And a marketing campaign. This will not happen overnight as much as I would like for it to. Why can't things happen more quickly? Life is too short, and yet things take too long. It has been ever thus.
Do you write mysteries? Do you have a designer you want to recommend to do my cover? I have someone in mind, but they don't specifically do mysteries. I'm open to suggestions.
Leave a comment.


  1. Check out She did my covers for my books.

    Lisa Mondello

  2. Jeff Bennington over at does book covers. Good luck on your editing and I will be glad to buy and read when you are finished. I am writing a historical mystery and found a stock photo for exactly what I wanted. With a few Photoshop Elements tweaks I was happy the results for my ebook. Now to finish the book LOL!

  3. Thank you, Jeff. I don't know why it took me so long to see these comments. I've been here many times. argh. Thank you, I can't wait to see your finished book! Mine will be finished soon. I'm re-reading and re-checking one last time.