The End – It’s not really though . . .

I’m reaching the end of my book (finally) and I feel like there’s a light at the end of the tunnel. I know very shortly I’ll be typing those two little words that all authors love to see.  But it’s not really the end.  I have to go back and do all my timeline checks and geographical setups.  I have to make sure that someone that died early on in the book isn’t still hanging out halfway through. (I’ve done that once already and it sucks; very time consuming to go back and replace all those names and adjust the scenes.) Then after all that I still have to go over the entire book again for editing; maybe two more times.  And I just know I’ll change or add stuff; probably add. I’ve never edited any of my stories and ended up with less words than started with. But the feeling of relief when you type The End that first time is memorable.  Since this will be my first full length novel (I’ve written a lot of short stories and a novella) for me it’s not really the end but a beginning as well.

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Veronica Smith

Veronica Smith lives in Katy, Texas, a suburb west of Houston. She has been married to her husband, Kelly, for over 25 year and has a son, Zach, who just graduated from college and is also a writer. She’s always loved writing and although her overall school grades were only average, she always got A’s in English. Her current project is her first full-length novel, Salvation, for Helheim Games Studios. It is based on the Survive: Zombie Apocalypse CCG and should be published soon. She also has several short stories published in anthologies: 47–16 : Short Fiction and Poetry Inspired by David Bowie – Volume II, A Very Zombie Christmas, Bite Sized Offerings, Crossroads in the Dark, Eight Deadly Kisses, Fifty Shades of Slay, Grynn Anthology, ODDisms, Unleashing the Voices Within, and Zombie Chunks. Look for more of her stories in anthologies to be published soon: Edge of Darkness and Kids Volume Two. In addition to writing, she’s a co-editor for the Man Behind the Mask Anthology and Unleashing the Voices Within Anthology. www.facebook.com/Veronica.Smith.Author https://www.amazon.com/author/veronicasmith

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