I have personally done several edits of my book, fully revising and touching up the phrasing, structure, trains of thought, etc. etc. I’ve had several people read the book and give me feedback. But now that I’ve hired an actual self-publishing company and finalized the monetary details, I’ve been able to hire an actual editor to polish the book for a final manuscript.
The great news is: we are finally actually working on editing the document and making the notes!
At some point, the author is unable to see the flaws in their own work. If I were to try to edit the book on my own at this point, I’d probably rewrite everything because I’m just bored of the same way I’ve written it and read it dozens of times. But a dedicated and highly particular editor who wants to be proud to put their name on the product is a great way to really pinpoint what can be done better.
This is very exciting to me because for a long time I’ve been waiting in limbo for various things to be finalized related to publishing options, negotiation, contract writing, mail delivery (yes that still happens) and other aggravating details I don’t normally have to worry about with my happy little website.
So although it’s not as great as hearing about the book being ready to buy, it is the final phase before I hand it off to the publishing company and let them do their magic.
If you’d like to stay even more up to date with the book’s progress in the coming months, you can chip in to the Patreon and have insider updates.