One of the many things you’ll learn when being an author is deadlines. This is something I’m still becoming accustomed to, but honestly something I should be used to since I’m a college student. My Senior Editor recently sent me his edited copy of my children’s book to look at and make and corrections, if any. I was then to make a promotional to put on the back cover and then write a short bio to put on the back, inside sleeve. I had one week to do this and email it back to him.
The thing about deadlines is, if you don’t meet them, it messes everything up. I just emailed my corrections I just made back to him with four days to spare. If I had lingered passed the deadline date, I would be pushed back a month. I thought to myself, ‘I wouldn’t like that. I would like to see everything continue to roll as it is and have my book come out right no schedule.’
The next step is illustrations. I’ve already sent in pictures of my daughter as she’s going to be the model for my children’s book. I have a few weeks yet before they start to work on it, but I’m still excited in the whole process.