A Baltic Affair - progressing slowly ...

I think the title says it all really. Making the changes, additions and corrections the editor has flagged is taking a lot of thought and time - as you would expect. The key is to keep things in the right sequence, insert new points of view and comments in the right place so that, for instance, one group of characters are not describing an event or a letter that hasn't happened - in the story sequence - to the principal character yet. It is surprisingly easy to get 'carried away' with an idea and to drop something into the wrong point in the story sequence - as I have discovered a couple of times so far!

Of course I get impatient. I've never been 'Mister Patience' anyway, but it is a skill I'm having to learn, or perhaps acquire. I want this book to be good. I want it to sell and I want it to be something a reader isn't going to be tripping over typos and typesetting problems in. So ...

For me, working with Janet Angelo (IndieGo ePublishing) who is both editor and publisher for this story has been extremely helpful. She is thorough and she has flagged several problems in the original draft with suggestions for ways to fix them. She has been encouraging, at times exacting, but I am pretty sure that when we have done with the editing and the revision we will have a book and a story that will be good. No it will be better than good! 

So what is the storyline? OK, a little teaser then ...

Set between 1809 and 1816 it is a romantic naval history story set in the Baltic. It involves a full cast of characters both historic and fictional, there's lots of 'action,' there's espionage, world events unfold around the central characters, frustrating their hopes and ambitions as they are separated by events and distance. Can they 'get it together?' Sorry, you'll have to wait for the book to find out! 

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