Young Adult Dark Urban Fantasy Author ~

The ARCS Are Out.

So … I’m official, I guess.

Anyone who’s been reading my blog with any regularity over the last three years knows I’ve been working on my novel, TIED for quite a while. They know I went on submission about a year ago with a mixture of fear and anxiety. Somehow I made it through with a publishing contract.

Fast forward another year later, and I’m holding the print copy of TIED in my hands.

The official ARCS went out to bloggers and reviewers on Monday. The email from my publisher came over that morning, and I kind of ignored it. *continues writing TORN ignoring that TIED just released to over 200 people who are going to pick it a part.*

Wednesday night, UPS delivered the print copy (the ARC), and I just kind of stared at it while everyone else jumped around, giving me high fives, and ooh’s and aah’s.

When an author receives an ARC (ebook or print or both) the last and final round of edits are made. Small stuff really. Punctuation errors, acknowledgement page, etc … nothing too big or time consuming—or so they tell me. 😉

I haven’t started the edits yet. I’m still staring at the book.


I guess I’m really doing this. Where’d the last three years go?

4 responses

  1. carolabrown

    Wow! Can you believe it? A dream come true, literally. What an accomplishment – all the work, stress, excitement, fears faced and overcome – oh, and did I mention work?

    Congratulations, Laney, and all the best with the next book.

    June 7, 2013 at 4:48 pm

    • Fears overcome? Hahahahahha! That’s good.

      Thanks so much for everything, truly. Torn is being a bear. 😉

      June 9, 2013 at 10:19 am

      • carolabrown

        Okay, well, maybe not ALL fears overcome… but one at a time is sufficient. It does sometimes seem that once one fear is faced, there’s a zillion more lined up behind that one… or maybe it is just the same one in a different guise?

        June 10, 2013 at 10:15 am

        • One at a time is sufficient, but yeah, they add up. Just get replaced by the next. The, ‘what if people hate it?’ fear. That’s next in line. 😉 Then I’d guess the numbers game starts at some point. BUT … the accomplishment has been met, and that’s really all that should matter, right? 😉

          June 10, 2013 at 5:45 pm


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