I'm still out here.
A tad overwhelmed - but still smiling.
Well… smiling through the pain of a kidney stone that's trying to see the light at the end of my pee tunnel. I'm wishing it would get on with it already.
This whole "getting the book on the map" is coming along nicely.
As of typing this post I officially have a proofreader.
I put my proofing request out to a local proofer, last week, who indicated she was too busy.
So… I asked an awesome blogging pal, Arianne "Tex" Thompson, if she was available. It's up her alley, and it's what she's brilliant at. She took a look at some of my writing, and returned her proofing work along with the nod that she would love to work with me. How cool is that!
At the same time, the way-too-busy local proofer had sent my stuff off to a colleague, along with an intro email to the both of us. The colleague took a look at, and proofed, the same writing as Tex. Both have the same proofing style.
As I am keenly aware of Tex's busy schedule; flying all over to speak at great Cons, and the book signing events she's been doing, I figured I'd take the pressure off her and load it onto the shoulders of the local colleague. (She's located ten minutes from my house.)
Besides, I know Tex was going way overboard on making time for me. Damn, I'm one lucky gal to have such amazing blogging friends that would go to such lengths.
I'll cross my fingers that I made the right choice going local!
So… that's done.
I wanted to share this part of my journey so I could introduce Arianne "Tex" Thompson to those of you that don't know her, and her amazing writing.
Not only is Tex an incredible supporter of my blog, she is the popular author of One Night in Sixes, and Medicine for the Dead, the first two books in her epic fantasy western series.
I know I won't do them justice if I try to tell you about them so please visit their write-ups here. They are fantastic. As a huge Zane Grey reader, in my youth, these are right up my alley with their fantasy twists and turns.
This is a shout out to one heck of a great blogging friend - THANKS TEX! You rock!
☀☀☀☀☀☀☀☀☀☀☀What follows is the much anticipated question… which I know you can't live without!
Have you asked a blogging friend for help on a project, writing or otherwise?
How did it work out?