Since we do our research in writing our books, articles, and blogs I found this to be very interesting considering that politics are in the forefront right now.
Many have not heard of a portal, although there are different uses for portals. Webster’s Dictionary describes a portal as “a doorway or entrance, especially a large and imposing one.” Satan has a portal from the 2nd heaven right straight to our minds. I call it his invisible “tunnel” and it is a large and imposing one! He zooms right through it when he sees a sinful weakness in us to inundate us with his lies and accusations. But the good news is, through prayer it can be closed, locked, and sealed!
Christ has a portal, too, right straight from His Throne in heaven to our hearts. As soon as we confess our sins and ask Him to enter our hearts and be our Lord and Savior His Holy Spirit “zooms” right smack into our heart faster than we can blink our eyes. Praise be to God, we are heaven bound.
Then there’s another portal that Publisher’s use. This one isn’t quite as intriguing as those mentioned above but it is necessary, or so publishers think so. I prefer the e-mails with instructions, communications, etc. but the portal does have its pluses.
When an author ‘s manuscript is accepted the publisher sets up a portal on their website for the author’s personal use. Instructions for their layouts, information about the steps taken as the process of getting your manuscript through the publishing process and several other types of information are put in your portal. Your manuscript will be put on their for you to edit and so on. It’s just a special place we click on, on their website just for the author to get information from the publisher. My publisher sends me an e-mail stating she’s placed information on my portal. Not all do that which means it must be checked daily during the publishing process.
I’ve been asked if my new novel, Amy’s Quest is out in e-book and I wasn’t sure since I haven’t checked my portal in a while and assumed it was. I first went to Amazon and no e-book listed. Then I went to my publishers “new releases” on their website, no Amy’s Quest shown anywhere. Then I went to my portal to see if it was listed there along with a press release and number of books sold and any messages I may have missed. Nothing!
What’s going on!? Amy’s Quest came out in June! Time to fire an e-mail to my Publication Specialist and get some answers.
As it turns out they are working on the e-book version and there is no press release or my own personal website featuring my book, and nothing about sales and no Amy’s Quest on their “New releases” site until all versions of Amy’s Quest is completed. So for now the only information on my portal is old information like “We need your tax information, editing was done…, The cover design will be…” etc. etc, etc.
Folks, when I said I can write a full blown novel in much less time than it takes to get a book published, I wasn’t kidding! Yes, the paper back version Amy’s Quest is out and can be purchased but the e-book isn’t available yet, but will be on ITunes, Kindle, and Amazon when it is completed. I haven’t been told yet when that will be.
They say patience is a virtue but I can tell you from personal experience getting all of everything promised in a publishing contract, through the publishing process, can definitely try anyone’s patience. I had assumed all of this had already been done by now and that’s why I had to do some checking.
Like they say, “Don’t assume anything!”
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I apologize for having you all hanging out there wondering if I have given up the ghost, so to speak. 🙂 I know you sit in great anticipation to hear the latest news from Sue’s little corner of the world. (well I can dream, can’t I?) But I’m honored that you have chosen to read my nonsense. (at times)
Well, it’s kind of been a trying time in a way. Lots of things going on and I just haven’t had the time or really the inclination to write. I’ve been doing other things that took priority for a short time but things have smoothed out now and I’m on the mend. Yes, it has been medical but NOT this overblown Corona virus.
So between doctors, tests, and being forced to wear a mask, (even though I was not/am not contagious) “for the safety of others” –
Side track for a moment – How can one spread an illness if they don’t have an illness to spread?
Back on track now –
I have been doing some cleaning out, donating, and throwing away. As some of you know I was the facilitator for a Christian based women’s sexual abuse support group for fourteen years.
I have an enormous amount of books, educational video’s, articles, and other material that I accumulated over those fourteen years that I used in the support groups. I no longer lead support groups so it was time to sort through and find a home for all that great material.
It took me three days of sitting on the floor going through page after page of lesson plans, articles, and copied lessons. Most of all that ended up in three large black leaf bags. Then taking the time to sort through hundreds of books. 107 books ended up in piles on the library floor along with bags of videos, tapes, workbooks, and pamphlets, etc. to go to a new home.
We spent two days burning the contents of the three black bags in the burn barrel and the piles on the floor wound up in double Walmart bags for delivery. Yes, The Lord provided a church that wants to start a library and also has counseling available for those who desire it. So all that went to help others and that pleases me to no end! Yay God, what a blessing!
So now that my library has been put back together I have moved onto other more enjoyable projects. No, doing laundry, cleaning bathrooms, and mopping the kitchen floor doesn’t fit in that enjoyable category…
But playing in the dirt does!
I’ll fill you in later on that.
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