I can't decide which is more exciting-- seeing my own book for the first time or one that I edited. With my own it's like I'm the mom, with the other it's like I'm the grandmother.
I get all the joy and thrill but the writer is the one who has to do the marketing-- the never-ending promotional efforts that are necessary if the new release is to survive and thrive in the marketplace.
So in that case, being the editor is pretty dang exciting and, once the book is out, stress-free! I recently received my copy of Iced Romance by Whitney Boyd (WiDo Publishing, 2012), and it is just the prettiest thing ever.
The cover's all shiny and smooth, the book is nice and solid, not a small book, and feels good in my hands. As editor, I've been through these pages many times but I still want to lie down under the covers and curl up with this jewel to begin Chapter One.
Want to know what it's about?
Kennedy Carter has the perfect life. It includes an
engagement to an NHL celebrity all-star, a Vera Wang wedding dress, and
more money than she could ever spend. But when Kennedy learns that her
fiance Todd is cheating on her, she decides to leave the glamour and
She escapes to Orlando, Florida with a plan to rebuild her
life while staying hidden from a country obsessed with celebrity
scandals. The real world however, is tougher than she expected. Suddenly
Kennedy has to deal with cockroaches, creepy alarm salesmen, and
waiting tables… along with David, a gorgeous new love interest.
But what happens when the past refuses to stay hidden? When
the truth of her background catches up to her, Kennedy must finally
decide who she is, what she wants and where she really belongs.
Whitney Boyd is the first author at WiDo to get two books out in the same year. Wow, Whitney! Congratulations! Tanned, Toned and Totally Faking It came out in February of this year. And I was fortunate to be her editor for both!
Whitney blogs here on topics like fashion, lifestyle, the celebrity scene, romance and other stuff that she also likes to write novels about.
Wishing Whitney all the best with her new release!
"Never give up. And most importantly, be true to yourself. Write from your heart, in your own voice, and about what you believe in." ~ Louise Brown
"Write something to suit yourself and many people will like it; write something to suit everybody and scarcely anyone will care for it." ~Jesse Stuart
"A writer's job is to take one thing and make it stand for twenty." ~ Virginia Woolf