Sometimes you really don't want to know how books are made.
Monday, April 12, 2010
March 4, 2010
I just shipped the edited manuscript for Strangers to my publisher. This is my sixth book, so I'm becoming accustomed to the ebb and flow of the book-writing process, but I don't think it will ever get old. Finishing a 400-page manuscript, then reading it and finding out that you're really proud of it, is such a heady experience. In a few weeks, the review copy will arrive, and it's always a thrill to see my story in print. Then, in October, several cases of finished hardcovers will land on my doorstep and that intoxicating new-book smell will fill the house yet again. I love my work...
Mary Anna Evans has degrees in physics and engineering, but her heart is in the past. Her series character, Faye Longchamp, lives the exciting life of an archaeologist, and Mary Anna envies her a little.
Faye Longchamp's growing list of adventures include Artifacts, Relics, Effigies, Findings, Floodgates and, coming in October, Strangers.
Mary Anna is a co-founder and board member of the Anhinga Writers' Studio. The Studio presents an annual summer workshop in Gainesville, Florida, providing writing instruction and networking for fiction and nonfiction authors of all levels of experience. For information on this year's summer workshop, visit www.anhingawriters.org.