Spectra’s Gambit and Scribd

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So I have some news for everyone. First, the first draft of Spectra’s Gambit is done! For those of you new to the series (or just forgetful) my process looks something like this. First I write the rough draft and then I edit it.  This step takes months, but that part is almost done. When I am done editing, it will be a masterful piece of art with out any flaws but then I pass it to my wife. Somehow in that passing it will develop errors, which she will find and fix.

Once her edits are done, I then send the book out pre-readers. While they have it my wife will often do another editing pass. Eventually pre-readers get the book back to me with comments, suggestions, and the like. I then incorporate their feedback and send it off to our editor. Once she is done, I do one more pass and presto! It is done.

If you want to be a pre-reader, you need to sign up for my mailing list. That is the primary place I look for pre-readers. In the past pre-reader feedback, especially in The Sac’a’rith, has been extremely helpful. Heck, as an example, due to pre-reader feedback I completely rewrote the ending of The Sac’a’rith, several times.

One other note, you can now find all of my books on Scribd (http://www.scribd.com/). I do not know if they will be there forever or what, but I am trying them out for now. If you do not know, Scribd is a subscription based service for books much like Netflix is for movies. So for $9 a month you get unlimited access to their library. It sounds like a good idea, but we will have to see how it works out.

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6 thoughts on “Spectra’s Gambit and Scribd

  1. Ken Davidson

    Nobody is happier to hear this for reasons I won’t go into. The hard work is behind you, now you face the tedious and harder work finding and getting any kinks out. Thank The Lord you have a wife that is standing beside and helping you. I am thankful every day for my wife, Let’s remember Wife Appreciation Day on Sept. 21,2014. Also I’d be proud to be a pre-reader again if I can be of any help.

    1. Vincent Post author

      Thanks for your kind words!

      Well, for me the editing is the hard part! I can make up stuff all day long… but spelling it right and using the correct words, that is a whole different ballgame! 🙂

  2. Jillian

    I can’t wait for the book to come out. I’m sorry I haven’t been chatting on here a lot. But I did reread all the series. They are still my favorite. I’m sure I’ll reread all of them again when new book comes out.

  3. Vincent Post author

    Thanks all! The editing has fallen behind schedule a bit – because my whole family got cast in a tiny role in a movie called “Altar Egos.” It is a comedy about a young pastor trying to revitalize an old church. Been fun, but the 20+ hour days killed any thought of production. Should ramp back up soon on editing though. 🙂

    1. Ken Davidson

      Glad you are enjoying the time. A break from the old routine is sometimes a good thing. We will all wait and let you and your family enjoy your new adventure. I’ll be watching for you to be given the award for the best new actor. 🙂

      1. Vincent Post author

        Well I think the little 5 year old girl playing an angel will steal the show so no chances there! 😀

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