The third book still in limbo…

Ugggh! I just decided today to come on the website and talk (or vent) about what is going on when it comes to the final book in the Orman’s trilogy and the third book in the Truson S.E.T. series. So I recently got my latest notes back from my editor, Judy Roth, and to my surprise, she had made a suggestion that I would have never realized she would make when it came to my latest draft. Before I was able to read her latest notes on my draft, I got this email from her when it came to reviewing my work:

Hi Dominique,
Happy Tuesday and here you go back, along with a few more thoughts on your notes in yellow highlight. Thank you for your patience. I think you are just about there, just a few more little things for you to look at. My turn around should be much faster when you send it back, like hopefully just a business day or two.

Just one idea I want to float by you. I worry because some of the plot lines have changed in various additions we might have missed a few of the old plot lines. I did try to look everything up to ensure consistency but because there have been so many moving parts I don’t think it would hurt for you to have a fresh set of eyes do a final read for you. Maybe you have a friend or beta reader or someone who could do it for you for free or if not I have a few suggestions, up to you. If you do go with a friend and find a few spots that need revisions I would be happy to look at those specific changes for you to be sure all good as long as they are in Track Changes so I can see them. Anyway just a thought for after we are done. Up to you of course.
That is all for now. Please do let me know you received.
Best,

Judy

I was totally not expecting this! So now, I have to find a beta reader in order to see if everything is consistent within the story. My hope is that I will be able to find a beta reader for free but if not, I just found a professional beta reader who is able to read my work for a price. The last thing I want is to pay more money for a beta read (I spent a lot of money on editing the work already). My hope is that I will find someone who is willing to read my work for free.

Here is to hoping I was at the finish line…

Dominique

I had a snow day from work. Here is what I did…

Hello! Dominique Gibson is here with a brand new post. Since I have a little time to chill out and relax today considering I officially had a *snow day* from my teaching job, I decided to share what I did to take advantage of my snow day:

  1. Worked on my fourth book in the Truson S.E.T. series. Considering my busy schedule of doing things for my day job, Taking a day off just to try and finish the first draft of my fourth book, A Phiman’s Betrayal, was a blessing to me. The joy of having to sit down and relax without having to worry about doing teaching duties for my job helped me out tremendously. It also reminded me that I needed to get back to what I truly loved doing in the first place: writing.

2. Got a head start on my homework for my new class. I was able to get a head start on my new assignment for my online class at SNHU. Hopefully, when I have more time, I will be able to post updates on what I currently did this past semester since it talked about engaging online students when you are teaching an online course.

3. Post stuff and respond to my Twitter page. It wasn’t too bad to add in a few posts in addition to responding to other people Twitter feed about publishing and/or life in general. It passed the time between me working on my book and getting half of my homework done. Awesome!

That’s it. That’s all I have for now. Now, I turn it over to you: How did you spend your day today?

Dominique Gibson

To my email subscribers: Check your email!

Hi! Dominique Gibson is back with a special announcement to all of my email subscribers. Please be sure to check your email for the latest edition of the February 2021 edition of The Gibson Newsletter in your inbox. For all of the rest of my readers, you will get it towards the end of the month.

See you soon.

Dominique Gibson