Monday, May 31, 2010

Living A King's Life is coming.... soon!

Well, more news about the book. At the end of last week, I received two separate E-mails containing my cover design for the book as well as the text proofs. They asked me to go through the manuscript one last time and make final edits before the book goes to print. I was up until 2 AM last night going over the manuscript, page by page and word by word. There were about twenty errors that I fixed. This information needed to get to the publisher by 5 PM on June 1. Sure, I could have done it today on my day off, but I am so anxious to get this book out, so I expedited the process.

After these final edits are made, the book will head off to the printer. I will keep you all posted on details as I get them.

As for the current baseball season, the Freedom are 3-6. We won ugly last night 8-7 on a walkoff wild pitch. It is not often that you win when making five errors, but I give credit to the Freedom for hanging in there. Next up is a doubleheader against Oakland County on Wednesday.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Living A King's Life update

Well, I heard from my publishers last week and happily all of my attachments, pictures, and my manuscript were accepted for the book and now it is in the text production stage. A formatter will begin work on my book, at which point it will then be sent to the art department, where the cover design will be done. I am so impatient..... I know it will take time, even up to six to eight months, but I am also being told it could be shorter. It can't come soon enough.

Back on the subject of baseball, things are hectic here in Florence. The Freedom played their final exhibition game today, losing to the Evansville Otters 7-0. Now we are at the stage where we need to cut down our roster to the league mandated 24 players. We go to battle in the season opener this Friday night, in Sauget, Illinois, against the Gateway Grizzlies. It's go time.

Talk to you all soon!