Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Awaiting the Proof Copy


Writing a book is a long but exciting process. It is really quite amazing how much time, effort and dedication is required in order to produce a polished final product. After weeks of reading, re-reading, editing and even some re-writing, my latest book is ready for the next proof copy. I have just received notification that the proof copy has been shipped. That is really impressive given that it had to be printed first and I only ordered the proof about 6 hours before hearing it has been shipped. Publishing of today has advanced in so many ways.

In addition to editing my book, I am in the process of obtaining letters of approbation. I have received a very positive comment from a Beta Reader and my first letter of approbation arrived yesterday. It is such a wonderful feeling to receive recognition to hard work. A copy of the book was mailed this morning to a doctor in the USA. Very exciting developments! However, with all the excitement there is need for a healthy dose of patience.

So now begins the wait for the second proof copy to arrive. No time to sit back though, there is plenty to do in the meantime. One of my challenges is tracking down the author or the story behind the poem: "I saw a child" by John Anthony Davies. I have seen it come up on a number of blogs and have emailed RDA but thus far I am still waiting for comments, answers and who this interesting author is / was. Do you know about Riding for the Disabled? Have you heard of or read the poem? Do you know anything about it, when it was written, if the author is still alive? If you do, please be in touch. 

Thank you so much for your help

I look forward to letting you know the next development in the process to bringing my book into print and making it available to others to read and enjoy.  

Shoshanah Shear
Occupational Therapist, Healing Facilitator
Certified Kallah Teacher
Certified Infant Massage Instructor
Artist, Photographer and Author


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