Sunday, November 1, 2009

Family Record Keeper on its way

My new book cover. I don't really like the background color, but I like the rest. Changing the background cover would have taken more time and I'm through waiting. I want this thing so I can sell it before Christmas.

I have a new webpage, too. I'm not done with it yet, and I can't get some of it to work, but if you would like to see it as it is, go to

I'm so excited. I got the proofs for my new book on Thursday. The company sent them second-day mail on Monday. Obviously that would mean Tuesday. Or Wednesday, but the Fed Ex guy couldn't find the house. So it was actually at 4:30 p.m on Thursday, during piano lessons. The regular driver apologized a lot for not getting the package delivered.

Proofs is what you get to find your mistakes before the whole world (or who ever sees my book) gets to find them. The idea is to fix them before they get in print.

I did find a few mistakes but at $1 per page with a limit of 20 pages I can fix without major work, I was pretty forgiving about my own mistakes. In the end, I deemed 9 pages worth messing with, including the Table of Contents which had a lot of mistakes, I mean changes.

I rushed and got my corrected proofs, along with the second large payment, my signatures, etc. to USP the very next day in time to send it back second-day delivery. Once the publishing company gets the proofs it is supposed to be 20 business days before they send it back to me.

Now I am waiting and waiting and waiting.......very patiently.....kind of.....not.


Danyelle Ferguson said...

Yeah, Mary! That's awesome!!! FYI - I like the colors for your cover.

Nichole Giles said...

Congratulations, Mary! Can't wait to see it in real life. I think the cover is pretty, and I actually like the background color. Very peaceful and classy.


Ronda Hinrichsen said...

I agree with Danyelle and Nichole. I like the background cover. It feels fresh and peaceful. Congratulations!

Jenn Wilks said...

Very nice! I like it a lot. Congrats!

Rachelle said...

This is so exciting! The cover is beautiful and I'm thrilled for you! :)

Cindy Beck said...

Mary, your cover is sooooo beautiful. I love the hummingbird! And I actually like the backgound, as well.

I'm so excited for it to all be finished and for it to be out.

Cathy Witbeck said...

I think it looks gorgeous. Way to go, Mary.