Now for the hard part, the full and line editing (though not so much of it, even though what there is to do is hard, since I edit as I go. I'm a little OCD like that.) Before I started the line editing I sent my ms to a few beta readers and received their collective thumbs up. I also ended the poll regarding the name of the book and have decided to keep it as The Unknown Sun (it won by 1 vote!).
I will send my ms to be professionally edited when I finish giving it a once over myself. While it is out being edited I will write up the query letter and synopsis (everyone, all together "ugh!") and get it ready to ship to agents! My goal is to have it in agents hands by the end of July. I call this period the Beginning...the beginning of an amazing life as an author I know is coming!
As for the Endings...my babies are not so little now that today was their last day of the school year and their new code names are "First Grader" and "Fifth Grader"...ack! I feel old! They have a laid back summer full of Tae Kwon Do and swim lessons ahead of them even though I still must lurch into the office at my day job during the weekdays. So, school has ended and our summer is just beginning.
Oh, for complete giggles I made a "Faux" trailer for my book even though it's obviously nowhere near published yet. It was just for fun and can be seen using the button below, so enjoy!