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A different kind of wait...

Now my story is in the hands of those who understand publishing a lot better than I do.  It's no longer about punctuation and dangling participles, but formatting. By far the hardest thing I've had to do. And with my bad timing, submitting book one early in the wee hours of December 31st,  Createspace is closed until Monday. Another wait.

And yes, I said book one, because at nearly 700 pages, (it is an Epic Fantasy afterall) the story had to be split in two. Disasters aside, book two will be very short in coming. Now the small part of getting someone to read it....

Endings are just the Beginning...

The edit is done, the story is told, only two more maps (no small task) and this thing is ready to go.It is like climbing a mountain.  Once you reach the summit you look around and find the height dizzying; the winds blow,  the clouds lower,  but the effort is worthwhile.
Questions remain. What is next?  Formatting, publishing, finding an audience.  Like that mountain, the effort will be worth it if someone enjoys the story....the biggest fear of all.

Fantasy is best when it feels real....

"Armondscaledalargestonetryinginvaintocloseinonthesourceoftheblaze,buthisadvancefellbackatthesoundofwings.Thefiresuddenlyroseintothecloudsupportedbyalargeshadowyform.Thenitfellforwardwithspeed,lungingtowardstheothers..."

Seeing the light......

The end is near!!!  OK, that was overdramatic.  But as far as Passage of the Acolyte is concerned, I've got 130 pages left to edit, then time to publish. (that's after I complete another map or two)  The plan is moving forward, and barring any procedural or formatting issues, this sucker will be available to purchase in early 2011.