R1, "One Hell of an Addiction"
Seemed seemed pretty interesting to me, good luck!!
Thanks for the feedback, Terr'. Writing the story wasn't extremely difficult. For me, all the pieces just seemed to fall into place. I'm rounding out my second edit, and to me, editing seems like the most tedious part. I have another 19 or so pages to red pen, and then it's off to my copy editor / editor.I wish you luck and success with it. Writing a book and then everything after that is more of a challenge than I ever would have thought.
I wrote a book about my wife's motorcycling experiences and overcoming an accident that resulted in her left leg being paralyzed but then still getting back up and riding a motorcycle again after modifying her bike with an electric shifter. Writing the book took a while for me because I had to interview my wife, write the book in first-person, and then keep doing that to piece together the book. She'd get pissed and I'd have to quit talking about bikes for a while.
I found an editor that is not very expensive and he is really good about letting the author retain their story and writing style, as he mainly just checks for spelling, grammar, and continuity within the story. It took him about 5-6 weeks to edit our book (roughly 78,000 words - 290 pages). We are editing my second book, as I type this.
Publishing was interesting. After much thought and research, I went with Amazon/Kindle and their print-on-demand. It's much better than purchasing 500 copies and then having to store them yourself, or with some publishers, they stock your book and you pay them an annual "stocking fee".
The hardest part of it all is promoting. Many forums get really pissed if you post about something you have for sale but are not a "sponsor" and paying them money, many stores won't want to carry it, social media will only get you so far, and just getting the exposure and publicity is more work than you'd probably imagine. I know it is worse than I was expecting.
Anyway, drop me a message if you have any questions about what I went through and am going through with my books and I will give you any advice I may have. If you send me your email address, that will probably be the easiest way to contact me as I am only dropping in here about once every 1-3 weeks.
If you are interested, this is the book about my wife's motorcycling experiences...
"...The traditional cheesecake covered in a thin layer of harden chocolate sat in the middle of the cart on a silver dessert tray. Next to it was a chilled silver ice cream serving dish with house made vanilla ice cream. There was also a tall glass which contained approximately four shots of expresso. The waiter then reached down on the shelf under the cart to lift up a bowl of homemade whipped cream and a pouring dish which contained hot chocolate. As the waiter was getting organized and prepared, the table continued to look at the dessert tray in amazement..."...
Any samples of your writing where it's not vehicle-related?
Some of the excessive details have been removed or soften. It's starting to read much better after the edits."harden chocolate" should be "hardened chocolate". A freebie for you
Yeah...ummmmmmmmmmmm. I dunno. This may work...? :dunno
It's still what I would call "technical" in that some things, to me, feel described to death. "Approximately four shots of espresso," "...naturally vaginal [should be 'vaginally,' I think] lubricated," "Fresh Seaberry Exfoliating Soap and Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb...".
I mean, I'm not the market for this, so maybe I'm a bad judge :lol