Feb. 18, 2013

Dragonhorse is Coming!

I have been away because I have been like a expectant mother preparing for her new baby. Yes, I have 3 daughters but this latest baby is my book!

I keep telling everyone it is coming. And yes, it is coming. And it has been a whole lotta work. I think my eyesight got much worse, and now I have developed this strange eye thing, where my eyes cross all of the time...on their own! Oh, and yes I have forgotten how to SPELL! Look at a word long enough and it does not look right...sound familiar? Unfortunately we do not have auto correct when doing any text in our blog spaces (am I using the correct terms?). So when I am writing in the moment, I find my brain and my hands do not believe in synchronicity (man I butchered that word the first time). It is almost like my brain goes on automatic pilot when I type, respelling and making up new words to suit itself..it is so good at it that sometimes I really believe that the new word I just spelled is an honest-to-goodness word. My brain has convinced me that that is a true word. Anybody else have this problem...so if you find something that looks close-but-no-cigar, blame it on my alternative brain..oops, almost spelled it brian..it looked pretty good too!

Anyway, I just got done brushing and loving on Ciara. We are practicing our tricks...we have decided, though we love carrots, apples are our new love! She will almost roll over for an apple, and if I don't "feed the meter" fast enough the ears go back...lol....yes I have spoiled her. But I can...she has deserved it and I do know how to nip-it-in-the-bud if it gets out of hand. See, she is a mare, and she really does remind me of me, she mirrors my personality very well.

Oh, Oh, my book. Yes as you can see I have uploaded a picture of the hard copy to the front page of my website. That is just the proof copy and I have made a few minor changes..like I could not remember if I spelled Ryven's last name Blackmore or Blackmour..it is Blackmore. Also, they did not get the acutal title of the book right. It is Dragonhorse AND the Seeker of the Forgotten Knowledge..the title bespeaks of two entities here, not one. I had some changes also to the books interior; a few sentences got chopped off, omited a few repetative sentences, added a few new sentences, changed the ending by adding a tad more suspense, and corrected a few punctuation errors.                  I have read through this 313 page book 8 times and even had my Mom proofread it before it went off to the editor, who also found errors. I figured we were done with errors, but it was amazing how they just jumped off the page at you when you are reading the actual, physical book! So, the last of the corrections have been made and I am hoping to get the new physical book this week, and it should be released after that...I hope.