The First Physical Proof Has Arrived: The Jump Book Update
It has arrived!
As you'd expect, I'm super excited to receive my first physical proof of The Jump: From Chaos To Clarity For Your Striving Small Business.
This is a big milestone indicating how dangerously close I am to finishing the project. There is still a great deal of work to be done, but the light at the end of the tunnel is growing larger.
Currently, the book sits at seventy-two thousand words (4-5 hour read), which makes it twenty thousand more words than Path of The Freelancer (3-4 hour read). It's a beast of a book and feels like a novel. Staring at it and flipping through the pages gives me an abundance of joy.
The Process Remaining
I'm reading through the proof and marking both the layout issues and content changes I want to be made. Once I finish, I'll go through the digital manuscript and roll out all the improvements.
I plan to order another proof on May 13th and will do this review and editing process all over again. The goal being, I want to do it until there is nothing left to fix or make better. And, since I'm not hiring an editor for the book, it's up to me to ensure all the editing gets done.
One additional way I'll address this is using the premium version of Grammarly (affiliate) to catch and fix stuff I can't do on my own. I've also asked some friends to read through the book and provide their feedback. As I get to a finished manuscript, I'll invite others to read it again for final feedback and an invitation to write a review on publishing day.
I'd like to have the manuscript completed by the 1st of June, and then I'll work on creating all the visual graphics inside the book before doing another read. From there, I'll shift towards marketing mode and preparing for a fall book launch. When that's all settled, I'll do one final read of the book.
There will be a way to preorder the book, but I won't be able to do this until I set a date set for publishing. Since I want the manuscript mostly done before doing this, I'll wait to set it until the beginning of June (I do have a particular date in mind for September).
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