Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Questions, Questions, Questions

Readers are often interested in what life is like for an author, the process of writing and what it is like to turn an idea into a novel.

For those of you that are pre-published (notice I did not say unpublished), you probably have a lot of questions about what happens after you get an acceptance.  Wouldn't it be nice to get a leg up on what to expect when you do?  Your work will be cut out for you and you will be busier than ever.

The other day I posted on Facebook that I had gotten a glowing review from author Marylu Tyndall for the first book in the Daughters of the Potomac Series, Before the Scarlet Dawn, and that Marylu had read the 'ARC'.  A writer asked me what I meant by an ARC.

 An ARC is an Advance Readers Copy. Publishers send these out to book reviewers and authors in order to create a buzz and acquire reviews in advance of the release date. It is not the final proofed copy and cannot be sold. Often times things like the dedication, acknowledgements, and book club questions are not included. But it does have the cover that will be released.

So here's your chance to ask a published author all the questions you want. I'll do my best to answer them.  Please post them in Comments. 


Jessica Nelson said...

I have a cold right now and am tired, so no questions right off hand.
Oh, when does your book release? Or did it already? Congrats on the review! That's huge. ;-)

Rita Gerlach said...

Hi Jessica,

I hope all is well with you.

The first book in the series will be officially released on February 1. It is up for pre-order on the online bookstore.

Thanks for asking.

K. Victoria Chase said...

Hi Rita!

I awarded you the Versatile Blogger award. Come claim it if you want. :)

I have an ARC of "Before the Scarlet Dawn" and will review it next month!!! I'll let you know when in case you want to stop by my blog.

Rita Gerlach said...

Thanks, K. So nice of you to stop in and let me know. I'll pop over to your blog asap!