Friday, August 26, 2011

Cover stage for Locked In

Locked In is on the cover stage. The publication processbis going faster than I expected.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Approved Final PDF of Locked In

I approved the final PDF of Locked In last night.  I got the e-mail on Friday and didn't realize it until I checked my e-mail last night.  I think the next stage is cover so Alhamdulillah it is moving along fast.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

2nd PDF of Locked In

I received an e-mail from my productionist.  Locked In cover I sent cannot be used so they are going to make a different cover for it which upsets me.  Everything seems to be going wrong with my book.  No e-mail from the Mooz-lum director so I am going to give up and hope someone will pick up Locked In when it is published.  It upsets me though that I didn't even get a flipping e-mail.  I had to e-mail production publisher back because stupid person did not send me 2nd PDF file of Locked In to look over.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Production Recieved Corrections

Production person recieved corrections for Locked In and in a few days will send me another PDF file to look at and make sure everything is fixed.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Corrections to Locked In

Went through Locked In last night and did some corrections.  Sent it back to the publisher for a third time.  Production agent said she fixed the 'e' on every other page with Locked In it so that made me happy.  Deactivated my OneTrueMedia account but will get that back on active later.  I use OneTrueMedia to make my book trailers.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Recieved Final Proof of Locked In

I got my final proof for Locked In.  On top of every other page where it has "Locked In", the 'e' is missing from Locked In.  It is annoying me and I am not approving the PDF until they fix it. I'm not sure how they are missing that but everything else seems fine.  They did all my edits for me.  I can't use the cover for Broken Borders because it is too small so there's going to be a blank page before the excerpt for Broken Borders.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Should Recieve Format of Locked In by End of This Week

I received the physical cover for Broken Borders and fixed a small mistake I caught in Locked In and resent those to my publication producer.  Now it should go into the rest of the editing and my publication producer said she should be able to format the book and have it to me by the end of this week Insha Allah.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Break Down for Locked In

Date In 07-26-2011
Formatting 09-13-2011
Cover Date 10-25-2011
To Printer Date 11-01-2011
Printer Setup 11-15-2011

Monday, August 1, 2011

Excerpt from Silent Stalker

Memories of a Fallen Soldier

As twilight emerges
From the brink of dawn
I sit here so silent
Humming an old war song.
My family is gone
And I am dead,
Pale and silent as the wind.
I sigh with empathy
And watch the people down below,
I wonder if I'll be in Heaven
Or Hell in years to come.
I still see the men falling
Hear the general's cry
And see the bullets whizzing through the air.
I taste the brittle bread
And taste the sweet water
But I long for tobacco to chew
I long for my family anew.