After more than two years of slog, effort and redrafting (not to mention breaking three computers), 'The Secret Angels' has finally gone on sale. It was begun in Nisus Writer Pro on a Mac - until that died. It was continued in Libre Office Writer (in Linux) - until that also died. Then it was continued in WPS Writer on a third computer, running Linux. That machine is still alive. It was replaced, however, by a super fast Windows 10 machine, also running WPS Writer - until that gave up the ghost, temporarily. I will be able to fix it. Finally the book was finished and edited on the third computer, but using its Windows 7 side, and in WPS Writer.
Needless to say, none of this will be apparent to the reader, for the book is seamless and gives every impression of having been created on just one machine, using just one program - which it would have been, had my Mac not died on me.
Am I happy with it? Yes, I am. All the toil,sweat and frustration was worth it in the end. The Kindle edition went on sale, at least in the UK, this morning. For some reason, it has not yet appeared on Amazon.com, but that should be rectified by the time you read this. The paperback edition has also be submitted, but that takes a bit longer. It should be on sale early next week.
'The Secret Angels' is back from Cuzzie, and it is still a work in progress. She pointed out a few flaws in the manuscript that need my attention. This is the purpose of a proofreader. These people spot the shortcomings that pass the writer by because we become so used to seeing them that we no longer notice. Anyway, the bulk of the book is fine. There is nothing wrong with it that a good re-edit cannot put right, so that is the next step. I still have a couple of weeks before exam marking takes over my life (my annual penance for my sins). All being well, it should be on sale before then.
Writer of Fantasy, thrillers, comedy - and anything else that takes my fancy.