They All Died Smiling Editing Woes

The path to publishing is paved with a lot of coffee, eyestrain, and repetitive proofreading. of my entire book front to back AND back to front.  There's an editing department, but SHEESH, it feels like nobody else has put eyes on my book once it passed my content editor except me.

They All Died Smiling: A Paranormal Suspense / Urban Fantasy Novel  Coming early 2018

.An unwanted gift...a hypnotic deception...a demonic coercion...

Kassidy Spence thought she was just making a typical Friday night commute home. Turns out she was about to dance with the devil. Her unwanted ability to sense demons once tore her world apart and she refuses to let it happen again.

But a hot new self-help book changes everything. Some who read it leave on a mysterious journey only to turn up dead, even stranger, they died smiling. Kass fears the author has sinister intentions, and even worse, a demonic alliance.

Her relentless search for answers leads her down dark demonic paths. Using her gift could save countless lives, but will she risk being brought to ruin?

"Galleys"

They All Died Smiling Front CoverGalleys, or galley proofs, represent that stage between the final content editing and publishing. This is the time to work out any weird fomating glitches, find errors, and fix things up so that the book is as clean as possible before it goes live.

I'm on round 2, and there will be 1 last round.

Now it's proofreading time in preparation for publishing, and it's pretty much up to the blind girl. I've found errors. Some I legitimately madeand missed in the gillion times I've gone through this book, and others came from the transmutation process somehow. But I've learned a couple of really useful things.

The publisher suggests reading the book from last page to first in order to catch boo-boos. I did that, and it's helpful, but I've found an even better way to proofread.

I am getting really sick of reading my own book. I'm on my second time going through it BACKWARDS. I've also listened to the speech program read it, read it aloud last page to first, read oit silently last page to first, and now...

Proofreading Hack

Backwards, paragraph by paragraph.

This little hack is helping me find errors I missed when I read backwards by page, so the book will be that much cleaner.

Try it out and let me know how this works for you.

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Ronda Del Boccio

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About Ronda Del Boccio

Ronda Del Boccio is an award-winning and best Head shot of Ronda Del Boccioselling author of both fiction and nonfiction. She has been mostly blind since birth, but she never lets that stop her doing what she wants to do. She tells transformational tales and helps visionary authors turn their dreams and imaginings into published books. See and order Ronda's books on Amazon.

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Paranormal Urban Fantasy Book Cover Reveal: They All Died Smiling by Ronda Del Boccio

The journey of writing a book and getting it published takes plenty of twists and turns.  I have had such a wonderful experience with my editor, Ally Robertson, at The Wild Rose Press, and now I am thrilled to reveal the AMAZING cover art by Debbie Taylor.

The cover artist did a wonderful job crawling inside my head and pulling out the deeper messages of the book along with some cover ideas I had but couldn't draw myself. Definitely, a Muse provided some inspiration...perhaps even a couple of Archangels!

What do you think? I feel it is gripping and oh-so-perfect!

Back Cover Blub of They All Died Smiling

Kassidy Spence thought she was just making a typical Friday night commute home. Turns out she was about to dance with the devil. Her unwanted ability to sense demons once tore her world apart and she refuses to let it happen again.

But a hot new self-help book changes everything. Some who read it leave on a mysterious journey only to turn up dead, even stranger, they died smiling. Kass fears the author has sinister intentions, and even worse, a demonic alliance.

Her relentless search for answers leads her down dark demonic paths. Using her gift could save countless lives, but will she risk being brought to ruin?

Download Your FREE Sneak Peek Now!

Your free sneak peek includes some scenes from the book,  1 of the recipes Kassidy Spence makes (cherry cobbler!, and snippets from a couple of my other paranormal books. Claim your copy right now.

And now...

Cover Reveal: They All Died Smiling

Front cover of the paranormal/urban fantasy book They All Died Smiling: A hand in the sign language "I Love You" sign blasts from a firey background. In the palm are symbols, including a pentacle. Thte cver reads: Ronda Jean Del Boccio, An unwanted gift, a hypnotic collusion, a demonic coersion, They All Died Smiling, Reluctant Demon Hunter Series

Cheers to your #BlissfulLife!

Ronda Del Boccio

#1 best selling author and speaker

Award winning author, photographer and artist

About Ronda Del Boccio

Ronda Del Boccio is an award-winning and best Head shot of Ronda Del Boccioselling author of both fiction and nonfiction. She has been mostly blind since birth, but she never lets that stop her doing what she wants to do. She tells transformational tales and helps visionary authors turn their dreams and imaginings into published books. See and order Ronda's books on Amazon.

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An unwelcome gift. A hypnotic deception. A supernatural Killing Spree…and They All Died Smiling | Release

Are you a fan of paranormal romance and urban fantasy? If you are and/or you know someone who is, please keep reading and shareThe Wild Rose Press is publishing it soon. Before the progress update, here's why you want the book...

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Kassidy Spence just wants to live her life, but her intrusive gift turns her world inside out…again.

Her power to see demons inside people brought her to ruin once. She refuses to use it again…

...until using her power could mean the difference between life and death.

When Kassidy borrows the hottest new self-help book for women from a friend, her natural nosiness and unwanted ability send her on a quest for the truth. Could the charismatic leader be on a diabolical, hypnotic killing spree?

If you like vivid characters, spine-tingling chills, and sharp humor, then you’ll love best- r Ronda Del Boccio’s first installment in this witty and chilling supernatural adventure.

 Grab your sneak peek now to enter a world of unseen powers and covert alliance.

Path to Publishing They All Died Smiling

There's so much more to being a published book author than writing the book. Finding a publisher can take a long time. Once one offers to bring your book into the world and you sign a contract, a whole new phase begins.

I am now in the early stage of that "What happens after 'I do?'" phase.

Front cover of the paranormal/urban fantasy book They All Died Smiling: A hand in the sign language "I Love You" sign blasts from a firey background. In the palm are symbols, including a pentacle. Thte cver reads: Ronda Jean Del Boccio, An unwanted gift, a hypnotic collusion, a demonic coersion, They All Died Smiling, Reluctant Demon Hunter Series
They All Died Smiling
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Self Edits

The Wild Rose Press furnished me with a self-editing guide, which has about a dozen pages of guidelines. I went through my whole book and brought it up to spec.

My self-edited book  went back to my editor.

First Round Edits

Once my editor went through the book and made her desired change marks, she sent it to me. I got it a couple days ago.

Now, I am in the process of going through the book and looking at her marks.

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I'll let you know as soon as the book is available for pre-order, and I'll also reveal some other secrets about the book.

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Ronda Del Boccio is an award-winning and best Head shot of Ronda Del Boccioselling author of both fiction and nonfiction. She has been mostly blind since birth, but she never lets that stop her doing what she wants to do. She tells transformational tales and helps visionary authors turn their dreams and imaginings into published books. See and order Ronda's books on Amazon.

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Claim Your Sneak Peek Excerpt of They All Died Smiling, a Suspenseful Paranormal Romance Urban Fantasy Novel, Now!

A self-help corruption. A hypnotic coercion. A demonic collusion.

Could a wildly popular self-help author be lulling heartbroken young women to their death? When several seemingly separate events rouse Kassidy’s suspicions, the professional busybody embarks on a relentless search for the truth.

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Kassidy’s despised “gift” of seeing demons in people re-awakens during her Friday commute home. Her roommate loans her a hot new women’s self-help book. Her boss at the paper sends her to cover a drowning. The dead woman wears an ecstatic smile on her face…just like a motorcycle accident victim who died months ago, hundreds of miles away. And sparks fly between Kassidy and a childhood friend she hasn’t seen in a decade who reappears in her life.

When supernatural power oozes from the popular book and tries to grab her, Kassidy suspects that the minister author has sinister intentions and demonic alliances. But will she use her gift to stop the demonic killing spree?

They All Died Smiling is the first book in the Reluctant Demon Hunter series, a suspenseful paranormal romance and urban fantasy saga. If you like vivid characters, spine-tingling chills, and sharp humor, then you’ll love best-selling author Ronda Del Boccio’s first installment in this witty and chilling supernatural adventure.

Download your free chapter of They All Died Smiling and enter a world of unseen powers and covert alliances now.

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Ronda Del Boccio

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About Ronda Del Boccio

Ronda Del Boccio is an award-winning and best Head shot of Ronda Del Boccioselling author of both fiction and nonfiction. She has been mostly blind since birth, but she never lets that stop her doing what she wants to do. She tells transformational tales and helps visionary authors turn their dreams and imaginings into published books. See and order Ronda's books on Amazon.

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