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Progress Update – IT'S HERE!!

Look, you guys! It’s my book! :’D

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Or rather, it’s my book’s proof copy. After going over every page and making sure that the things that caused a problem in OpenOffice didn’t change themselves again while I wasn’t looking, I approved it on CreateSpace :’)

All that’s left to do now is get the eBook version up and running, and I’ll be all set for 23rd May!

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It’s been an emotional but very exciting week, and holding my baby for the first time is definitely the biggest highlight.

And look-

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It looks good on my bookshelf, too! πŸ˜€

Besides swooning over my book since Wednesday evening (and it did take up a considerable amount of time), I’ve been planning the release week as well as the week before its release.

I’ll be stopping off at six (possibly seven) different blogs that week to say hi and talk about my book (there’ll be giveaways!), and I’ve got a lot of replying to do over the next few weeks. I’ll post the schedule on Friday 20th May instead of the usual progress update, so you’ll know what’s happening when and where πŸ™‚

In the meantime, you get a tiny glimpse into the future here:

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I don’t know how much you’ll be able to decipher, but it is supposed to be a secret, right? πŸ˜‰

Speaking of publishing books, do any of you know if I can set the release date on CreateSpace in the future? On Amazon KDP I was able to, which means that my book will be available for pre-order but I’d like the paperback to have the same option.Β 

Besides planning and crying happy tears, I’ve been trying to take it easy this week. Last week was so stressful and hectic that I thought I’d treat myself to a break, but naturally I failed. In comparison, this week was relaxing and lovely but I don’t think I’m capable of not doing anything at all any more. If any of you know the secret to a lazy day with no productivity, please pass it on.

All being well I’ll be able to make some progress on Book 2 and Immortals (temp. title) next week, and I might even manage to catch up on your blogs!

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She’s had a good sniff and I think she approves!

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All content belongs to the author, Sarina Langer.

The gifs came from Giphy

For all previous updates on Rise of the Sparrowβ€˜s progress, click me!

For Cookie Break’s front page, take a look here.

 

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22 Comments

  1. Yay!!! I’m so happy for you, Sarina! I hope you have a comparatively quiet, low-stress, and restorative week before diving into your next projects. Take care, and have a good weekend! πŸ™‚

    • Thank you! I’m trying, but taking time off is easier said than done! I’m looking forward to really diving into the sequel now ^^
      Thank you, a good weekend to you as well πŸ™‚

  2. Well done you! I hope it’s a success for you! I’ll have to make sure i get myself a copy πŸ™‚

    • Thank you! I hope you enjoy it when you get around to reading it πŸ™‚

      • I have no doubt I will! ☺

  3. Congratulations! Well done for all your hard work. Take time out now.
    Best wishes with Rise of the Sparrows

    • Easier said than done!! I meant to take time out this week, but it didn’t quite happen. Maybe next week πŸ™‚

      • There’s always ‘next week’. Something to look forward too…I based a lot of my life around that…seemed to work.
        Best wishes

  4. Congratulations! Your book looks great – all of your hard work is absolutely paying off. Wishing you all the best!

  5. Your book looks amazing and I think will look great on my shelf too πŸ™‚

  6. The map looks great in the book and the cover looks amazing! I can’t wait to get the physical copy next month. Good luck with your other projects. πŸ™‚

    • It really does! I was worried the writing wouldn’t be recognisable, but I can read it *phew!*
      Thank you! Just the eBook version left to go, and then I’ll finally be able to focus on the sequel πŸ™‚

    • Turns out it’s no good – not this time, anyway. It needs to be set up before I approve the proof on CreateSpace, and I’ve already done that πŸ™‚ I’ll make a note of it for next time, though!

  7. Everytime I keep reading more about your upcoming release, my excitement grows & grows! I love the way the map looks! It’s absolutely brilliant πŸ™‚ I can’t wait to have a copy of it on my shelf πŸ˜€
    I can’t wait to share the excitement with everyone!!!
    Make sure to take the time to enjoy this release! You are amazing <3

    • Mine does, too!! πŸ˜€ It’s going to be a very exciting month. I love the way the map looks as well, I’m so glad it’s readable!! Remind me to ask for bigger writing next time, just in case.
      I will do <3 I'm planning on doing nothing but promoting and enjoying myself throughout the release week πŸ™‚

  8. Congratulations. To have the sight, feel and smell of your work tangible in your fingers; it must be very satisfying. I too hope to have that same feeling one day. Well done to you and good luck.

    • It sure is. It’s a good thing it arrived when I was at work, I wouldn’t have been able to pull myself away from it otherwise πŸ™‚
      Thank you – best of luck to you as well!

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