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The Evolution of Restraint
It's been a long road, with a lot of trial and error, and I'm finally happy with the finished product. Would I have changed things along the way? Absolutely! As I rewrote Restraint, there were many things I would have done differently, changes I wished to make, but I held back. There were quite a few things I did change, which will affect the series as a whole, & others I chose to keep the same for integrity's sake.
Restraint went from a 40,000 word novella to a 150,000+ novel. Katya Waters is a book publisher; she is bound to be wordy. Can't wait for our quiet/romantic Dexter Hayes!
Restraint was my trial and error book, and each book forward will teach me more. So, as I worked through the writing, proofreading, editing, rewriting, more editing, formatting for both print and ebook, covers, print cover wraps, promoting & advertising, I've learned a lifetime of knowledge that no one can ever take away.
Love or Hate Restraint, I'm more mature emotionally, chronologically, and within my craft, and that is priceless.
Where am I now? Awaiting Restraint's 2nd print proof since there were a few formatting issues I couldn't live with. While impossible to be perfect in all aspects across the board- undoubtedly if you looked for errors, you'll spot them, as it is with all things -I am proud that I was able to wear so many hats and take complete ownership of Restraint, from the content, the cover, and all aspects of publishing. If you love it, I accept your pat on the back. If you hate it, I'll take the criticism in stride and learn from it if it's constructive.
I will be uploading the ebook edition shortly, and hopefully giving the A-Okay to the print proof after I receive it. After which I will begin on Unleashed again. Yes, Restraint took a lot longer than I anticipated. But this is FINAL. I've now read Restraint 100+ times and I doubt I can do it ever again. I'm at a precipice with Unleashed, as I'm sick of this portion of the storyline, and cannot wait to get to Dexter & Dalton. No, I am not rushing. I refuse. This is my life's work, and it is a representation of me, and to put forth anything less would be to do a disservice to myself and my work.
I won't apologize for taking too long. I'll try not to feel badly as I miss sales, as my monthly income has shrunk to nearly nothing. Slowly but surely, I will be republishing my books, and I will be proud of what I put forth. But it takes time to be so thorough as I wear every hat in the publishing world, so I hope you don't forget about the Zeitlers, don't forget about the Prynnes and Masons, as I strive for betterment.
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