I Haven't Left

@just4him (120072)
Green Bay, Wisconsin
May 8, 2017 4:51pm CST
It might seem like it because I haven't been around much in the past few days. I've been working hard on the editing and revision for Freedom's Cry. I just e-mailed my editors a change of plans regarding Manifest Destiny and Stowaway and will focus on getting Freedom's Cry published this summer. I also contacted someone who agreed to proof it for me to let her know I will have Freedom's Cry to her soon. A second pair of eyes is essential when it comes to publishing. Because I'm so close to this, I might have missed something, and I don't want to do that. Not at this stage in the process. I only have a few more chapters to go and I will be done with this first edit. Then I will hand it over. I'm still hoping to have it ready for August. Once I hear from my editors I'll know if I need to have it done even sooner as I want it ready for Art Street the end of August. That is what I've been doing today with a short break to watch a movie and now I'm here for a couple hours. I hope everything is going well for you and look forward to your news and happenings. Thanks for reading.
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@DianneN (79896)
• United States
8 May 17
I figured out what you've been doing. lol. I hope it is ready asap! Enjoy your time here and the movie. I hope you get to relax a bit!
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@just4him (120072)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
8 May 17
I'm relaxing now. I need to clear my head before I get back at it. I watched the movie before I came here - one I've seen a few times already Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1. I started watching the series again about the time I started the puzzle I think.
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@DianneN (79896)
• United States
8 May 17
@just4him Your head must be swimming! Glad to hear you are relaxing. You certainly deserve it!
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@just4him (120072)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
8 May 17
@DianneN That's a good term for it. I'll get back to it tomorrow. I'm done with it for today.
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@marsha32 (6693)
• United States
8 May 17
Good luck with all of it. Over the years I have gotten lots of books in for review where I found grammatical and spelling errors as I read. Some were first drafts, not what was to be published. Each time the author was very thankful that I pointed the errors out....at least before the final publishing!
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@just4him (120072)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
8 May 17
I would imagine they were grateful. I know I would be.
@sputnik8 (693)
8 May 17
Hi and how are you?
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@just4him (120072)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
8 May 17
Good thank you.
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@sputnik8 (693)
9 May 17
@just4him You most welcome.
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@suziecat7 (3399)
• Asheville, North Carolina
8 May 17
Yes, good luck. It's all very exciting.
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@just4him (120072)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
8 May 17
Thank you. Yes, it is.
@alberello75 (17935)
• Genova, Italy
8 May 17
I do not know the "world" of publishing. But a friend of mine, has almost finished to writing a book inherent the Italian Hospitals. To me, he has been tasked to finding the impaginator. If it's okay, I'll also get a cash reward from him. Very good for me
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@just4him (120072)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
8 May 17
That's good.
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@alberello75 (17935)
• Genova, Italy
8 May 17
@just4him In fact, but for me, it isn't a easy task however.
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@just4him (120072)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
8 May 17
@alberello75 It never is.
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@MarymargII (10022)
• Toronto, Ontario
9 May 17
How very exciting for you Valerie and I hope this next book is a popular one too!
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@just4him (120072)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
12 May 17
Thank you. I hope it jump starts people wanting to buy the other books in the series as well.
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@MarymargII (10022)
• Toronto, Ontario
13 May 17
@just4him Wouldn't that be a a big bonus.
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@just4him (120072)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
14 May 17
@MarymargII Yes it would.
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@CRK109 (14459)
• United States
9 May 17
You have real reasons to be away from this site and I know we'll all be cheering you on once you're done with the book!
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@just4him (120072)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
12 May 17
Thank you. I'm basically back for the moment until I get the manuscript back from my friend.
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@CRK109 (14459)
• United States
13 May 17
@just4him I'm glad you're back, even if only for a little while. You're doing something important and let's face it - life brings all of us away from online friends at different times and for different reasons. Friends are always welcomed back!
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@just4him (120072)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
13 May 17
@CRK109 I don't know how important writing books is compared to the numerous other things that fill life. However, thanks for the compliment. I don't know what else I would do.
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@celticeagle (118551)
• Boise, Idaho
8 May 17
Everything good here. Glad you are able to take some breaks occasionally. That is good for you.
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@just4him (120072)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
8 May 17
Thank you. Yes. I really need to, to clear the cobwebs that are gathering.
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@celticeagle (118551)
• Boise, Idaho
9 May 17
@just4him ......And get a fresh perspective.
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@just4him (120072)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
12 May 17
@celticeagle Absolutely. It's done now. For the moment.
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@LadyDuck (163157)
• Switzerland
9 May 17
I have not you seen around a lot and I was sure you were busy with your book. Good luck with your work in progress.
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@just4him (120072)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
12 May 17
Thank you. It is now in the hands of my friend, who is proofing it for me.
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@LadyDuck (163157)
• Switzerland
13 May 17
@just4him I am sure she will do a great job.
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@just4him (120072)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
14 May 17
@LadyDuck I'm sure she will too.
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@Nawsheen (23068)
• Mauritius
9 May 17
I hope you get to publish the book by August. You are right proof reading is indeed necessary. Have a nice day ahead
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@just4him (120072)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
12 May 17
Thank you. I'm one step closer to that goal. My friend has my manuscript.
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@Nawsheen (23068)
• Mauritius
13 May 17
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@allen0187 (33449)
• Philippines
9 May 17
Good luck to you on this endeavor of yours.
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@just4him (120072)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
12 May 17
Thank you.
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@allen0187 (33449)
• Philippines
15 May 17
@just4him you are most welcome!
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@JustBhem (39236)
• Davao, Philippines
8 May 17
Good to know you are back. I'm starting my day right as of the moment.
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@just4him (120072)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
8 May 17
I hope you have a good day.
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@JustBhem (39236)
• Davao, Philippines
8 May 17
@just4him Thanks. Starting the day right here.
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@Courtlynn (66550)
• United States
8 May 17
Glad you haven't left.
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@just4him (120072)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
8 May 17
No plans to either.
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@Courtlynn (66550)
• United States
9 May 17
@just4him great!
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@FayeHazel (18475)
• United States
14 May 17
We'll be here when you get back. :-) Good luck with the book and Happy Mother's Day!
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@just4him (120072)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
15 May 17
Thank you. I hope you also had a good Mother's Day.
@Shwetasingh (1361)
13 May 17
That's great .. hope it will be published by August.
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@just4him (120072)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
14 May 17
It will be, thanks.
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@LeaPea2417 (21033)
• Toccoa, Georgia
9 May 17
Best wishes in getting it all finished and published.
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@just4him (120072)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
12 May 17
Thanks, almost there.
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@sjvg1976 (18368)
• Delhi, India
9 May 17
Everything is fine here on mylot. Hope you finish your work soon and spend much more time here.
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@just4him (120072)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
12 May 17
I am finished for the moment. My manuscript is in my friend's hands while she proofreads it for me.
@dramagirl26 (3359)
• Ringgold, Virginia
9 May 17
Good luck with editing your book! I'm concentrating on editing my current book and working on ideas for the next story.
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@just4him (120072)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
12 May 17
That's great! I'll be deciding which book to work on next. The manuscript is in my friend's hands right now as she proofs it. It will be available soon.
@cacay1 (33002)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
9 May 17
Soon your good book will be in bookstores. Give it the first priority for you earn much in book writing and you will have lifetime royalty fee.
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@just4him (120072)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
12 May 17
I hope so, but it will be on Amazon. Someday I hope my books will be in bookstores. That would be awesome!
@Kandae11 (38515)
9 May 17
The rain continues, but apart from that - all is well.
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@just4him (120072)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
12 May 17
I hope it has stopped by now and you have a great weekend.