I sent the manuscript for Embers at Dawn off to get proofread last night. After careful consideration, I landed on Scribendi. There’s a myriad of online editing services out there, but I made my choice because a) they’ve ostensibly been around longer than any of the others, b) their pricing is fair, c) they have a reasonable turnaround time and d) the only bad reviews I’ve come across don’t sound quite sane.
I hope I’ve made a good choice. Needless to say; I’m utterly giddy about being this far ahead in the process. We’re looking at publication within a month.
While you’re waiting; here’s the blurb for Embers at Dawn.
Lee ain’t no goddamned lady. She has done gotten herself unbaptized, unmarried and unlawful. She is the outlaw known as Crazy Cat.
One cat is buried, another is put in a hatbox, then sent to the town marshal along with the head of his deputy.
Lee knows what needs to be done. She needs more men with guns, but where can she find them? And who can she trust amongst those already in her gang? A bloody battle ensues between corrupt lawmen and outlaws.
Embers at Dawn is the story of one woman’s struggle to find freedom in a world that would rather see her in a corset or behind bars; one being as bad as the other, according to her.
It’s a story of rats and sons of bitches, eccentric saviors and a ramshackle gang led by the outlaw known as Crazy Cat.