Today my manuscript took the invisible ride to CreateSpace. There is an actual human taking a look at it. They call it: Review. It is a nail biting, constant email checking, process and I feel exposed. There is a live person poking and peeking around in my book. I picture her as a pimple faced college grad, munching on Cheetos, and still wearing braces. I want her to be my friend, like my book, and say something special, but all I get from her is this response: “Files are checked within 48 hours to ensure your setup information is correct and your files are printable. You will be e-mailed the result once your review is complete.” So alas, I must wait.
In a melancholy mood, I decided to read my first page one last time, for old time sake. I must have read this page at least 100 times and hopefully it sings. Then I thought… I bet all writers feel the same way as I do about their first page and maybe, just maybe, they may like to share.
Here are the rules:
- Be nice. Everyone is proud of their first page and saying mean things accomplishes nothing.
- Keep the posting to fewer than 600 words. Don’t post a full chapter…that is not nice either.
- Do post the title of your book title, date of publication (or projected date) and the author name.
So share and share alike…I’ll go first, to get us started.