Why the blog?

I write as the Spirit moves me. I have prayed about what I'm supposed to do with my life a lot. A lot. Writing. Writing is what I believe God is leading me to do. Whether or not He wants me to write for anyone to read is His business. Much of my writing has been therapy for me so maybe I'm the only one who is supposed to read it. So, why the Blog? As a sounding board, a note pad, a place to keep my ideas and thoughts. A place to share and promote my books, and photography. Written prayers, a place to vent. Possibly, even a place for the unknown reader to learn about the love of Jesus.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Support Indie Authors

A local book store in Colorado, Back to the Books, is selling books by Independently Published Authors, myself included.  I applaud their courage and willingness to promote as of yet unknown and undiscovered talent.  I encourage everyone to please visit their website  here

Here are a few books on the website in the thriller/suspense category:  http://www.bttbonline.net/category.aspx?zcid=2691

Cold Eyes by Romina WilcoxThe Calender by Romina WilcoxThe Gathering: Book One of the Lia Fail Chronicles [Paperback]Hidden Fires by Terry OdellDanger in Deer Ridge by Terry Odell

(I have not personally read or reviewed these books.)

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

ColleenWaitEdits editing and proofreading service

* 20+ years of experience in the medical field in transcription
   and editing.
* 8 published books

* Recommendations:
    **Thank you, Colleen, for the gentle yet thorough editing of my project. The manuscript is now in the hands of the publisher, and going through the content review phase. Thanks to your skillful eye, I am confident there will be very few alterations required. The editing process is, indeed, a little like being asked to perform major surgery on one's child without benefit of anesthesia. Thank you for respecting the work, the process and my emotional attachment. Most of all, thanks for being smarter than my Spell Check! -L A Day

    **Attention and warning to writers. Learn from my mistakes.  After having 6 books published, I contracted with (and paid) a local publisher to edit, print and distribute (and promote) a novel. My critique group edited the manuscript before I submitted it. The first editing of the manuscript by the publishing company should have been a warning. The editing was unacceptable. I had it redone.

For two years I waited, impatiently, for a galley. I found numerous errors in the galley, had it marked up and was promised that these grammar, spelling and typesetting errors would be corrected before printing.

Six months later, I sent copies of the final, published book for review. Imagine my embarrasment when a sympathetic editor asked to mark corrections (spelling, grammar, typesetting, etc) for me. I agreed. She returned my book, a book that should have been on the market, with errors on over ONE HALF of the pages!

I applaud her concern and effort, and recommend her services, at reasonable cost, to anyone who wants an honest editing job at a fair price.
- grandmas-on-the-go@blogspot.com Carol Weishampel

How can I help you with your manuscript?   Contact me today at freedspirit05@me.com for more information. 

Colleen Wait Edits

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This YouTube channel was created to add video to my blog.  Read it here:  www.colleenwaitwrites.blogspot.com.  I write about my life, my books, my family, my cats and kids, and of course travel.