Wish You Were Here: the copy edit…

So anyways, my copy edit* came back during the week and, as always, it looked scarier than it was. My editor (Nicola from ebookedit) marks up the document in word, inserts comments here and there, and even occasionally makes me … Read More

What is an ISBN and why do you need one?

My copy edit should be back soon, but in the meantime, there’s plenty of getting ready to publish stuff I can be getting on with. Now that the cover has been decided, let’s talk numbers. If you’re publishing your book as an … Read More

What To Expect From A Copy Edit…

Wish You Were Here is about as done in the structural editing stakes as it can be. I’m doing a final pass through for the big stuff and then it’s off for copy edit. I’m also sending it off to … Read More

Happy Endings Begin Here…

Well, hello there… I’m Joanne Tracey, but you can call me Jo. Some of you might already know me- all my writing posts used to be over at and anyways…with my travel posts and my foodie posts and my walking … Read More

What to expect from a structural edit…

So I’ve almost completed the structural edit for Wish You Were Here. There’s work to be done- of course there is, but on the whole, I’m pretty happy. Thankfully Nicola, my editor, likes the story and the characters- so that’s a … Read More

10 Reasons Why I Love Scrivener…

I’m a pantser rather than a plotter. This means that sometimes I truly have no idea what’s going to happen until it does. I write scenes as they come to me, and generally get a draft out quickly. Because of … Read More