Monday, February 9, 2015

A Novel Idea Whose Time Has Come

It's been put off for long enough. The time has come to finish editing the novel that has plagued my brain for the past ten years. The story grew chapter by chapter as it was released on Hub Pages during the term of its inception

Thanks to the generosity of my friends who encouraged me week by week as the plot moved forward, the story came to a final conclusion last year. To those who helped in noting loose ends, unanswered questions and redundancies, I extend my deepest gratitude. Your comments were instrumental in refining the final product.

I've begun to delete the chapters online that reveal the main issues and the ending. Surprisingly, some of the earlier chapters still get a little traffic. I'm hoping it's not from plagiarists.  Anyhow, the time has come to choose a cover and I'm working on narrowing down my choices from some of the photos I used to illustrate the hubs.

This one is among the finalists. Do you think it will work?


10 comments:

  1. Dear Peg,

    First of all............................YAHOO...!!! I am ever so happy to see you in edit mode. Your book is awesome and I am 'ready for my autographed copy'!!!

    Now, I love this picture 'really and truly'. However, I would be happy to check the other contenders at some point along the way to give you my gold-silver-bronze selections... if you are having any difficulty with the final call.

    Love you and hugs, Maria

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    1. Thanks so much for the encouragement, Maria. I so appreciate your input on this decision about the cover. I'm leaning toward this one or the pic from the first chapter which is a contender although it is black and white. The decision is not too far off and yes, I would love to have you beta read the printed version. I just got a huge ream of paper and some new ink cartridges so I can print it out. Will write you soon, love you. Peg

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  2. First of all, I am so happy for you! Your story is intriguing and your style comfortable and engaging. I am certain that when you finish the editing and get it out there, the fans will be everywhere! I think your choice of cover photo is very good in that it has that lonesome sleepy little Florida town look, but I would suggest that the cover photo include a battered two lane road angling off to the horizon unless you think that is just too much of a cliche. In either event, I look forward to your release.

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  3. PapaJohn2U, Your comments are music to my ears and much appreciated. Thank you for your patience in plodding through the early version and I do hope the revised product will be much improved. I like your idea of a cover photo with a two lane road. How I wish I had some early photos of the area near Matheson Hammock from our early days. I have some pics but the quality was just not there back then. Thanks John, for stopping by here.

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  4. Hi Peg! I loved the chapters of your book that I read on HP! I am so excited that you are going to publish it. I just know it will do very well! I think this is a great pic, but I haven't seen the other contenders.

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  5. Sheila, Thanks so much for the ongoing encouragement. Just today I finished the final edit of the book. Now, I just have to move forward and get this thing on line. Your comment is really special to me.

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  6. Hello Peg. So glad to see you pushing your project to the finish line. You worked very hard to get this project this far, and now the goal is in sight. Looking forward to a copy.

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    1. Mck, it is thanks to you for all the encouragement and support. I'm back to the drawing board revising the entire text after a rather brutal edit from a teacher. There were a lot of valid points and I'm trying to make things better once again.
      BTW, I passed your Emerald Wells Cafe book over to Mom yesterday and she seemed eager to read it.

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  7. Don't let the painful edit stop you in your tracks. Many enjoyed your story as you published chapters.

    And thanks for sharing, Emerald Wells cafe, with your Mom. I hope she had some smiles along the way.

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    1. Thanks you, Mike, for reminding me to get busy on the editing. I have let the story get cold with neglect.
      Mom enjoyed reading your story and sadly, thought Maria was the one who wrote it. I reminded her that it was your work.

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