Saturday, April 23, 2016

The Manuscript Came!

It came! It finally came!

"Extremely dangerous, keep out of reach of children. Cool!" ;) Not really. Just quoting.
Love the word size!

Of course I had to compare it to my Russian economics/cultural book I'm reading and...

Mornellys is bigger! Though technically that's just because mine is size twelve font with double spaces. And don't worry the real book isn't going to look that daunting. More on that in a sec.


I was super excited! Anddd I'd just gotten up so ignore my hair. :P

So big!

Legacy is about the size I would like for the Mornellys, so this comparison is just to let you guys know it won't be so big and awkward for you to carry around. It will be a nice 6x9 size. :) 
I am so excited! I've already edited two of the stories and am going through the rest of it before I hand it off to my editor. Of course I just recently discovered the em and en dashes and their uses... so now I have to add all of those in there where they go. Rats. Oh well, that's why I have until November to get this all done. ;)

And while I'm at it, I wanted to show you dear readers why I chose the names of the Mornellys, how they're pronounced and what they mean.

First box is how it's spelled, second is how it's pronounced, third is English spelling and fourth is pronunciation.






Hope you're as excited as I am! Information for email subscribers: I am now going to have to just email you when I make a new blog post because the email gadget has stopped working. Check your spam box if you're an email subscriber because you'll soon be getting blog post updates from my personal email at emilybmcconnell@gmail.com
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God bless and have a wonderful weekend!

29 comments:

  1. Kaitlyn K.4/23/2016

    YAY!!! Congrats Emily!! :D Can't wait for it to be published... ;)

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  2. Anonymous4/23/2016

    -Felicity-

    OMIGOSH- That's so cool! :D I'm proud of you, Emily! You totally deserve it. :D

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    1. Thank you Felicity! <3 Thanks for your help in inspiration with those pictures you made me! :D

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  3. *GASPS* OH OH OH! Wooohooo!!! YAYYYYY!! :D :D :D
    It looks faaannntastic!! Sooo excited for you Emily!! Can't wait to see the final product! :D :D

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    1. Thank you Megs! I'm so glad you're excited!

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  4. That is SOOO awesome, Emily!!!!! :D Congratulations! It looks amazing! :) Oh, all the names for the Mornellys are so perfect! :) I'd wondered before how you came up with them. ;) (This is totally irrelevant, but I love your shirt. ;))

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    1. Thank you for your support, Faith! And yes, I love their names, too. I had fun choosing them. And I'm glad you like my shirt, I do too. I call it my sailor shirt. ;)

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  5. Can I please just say that this is amazing?!?! I'm sooo excited and happy for you! I cannot wait to see the final product!

    Also, the thought of Cirian being an Irish saint is just ... priceless. Seriously, that made me laugh so hard. I think the actual definition of the name fits him much better. ;)

    And, augh, all those different dashes! I had a couple of my beta readers point out that I wasn't using the correct ones in different places in The Silent Blade. And I only have until mid-May to change them all. Enjoy your time and be happy you figured them out early on. ;) They're a pain to have to go back and fix a month before it's supposed to be finished.

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    1. BWAHAHAHA you get the irony of Ciaran's name! Yes he's no saint, part of the reason his name is so fun. :)

      Yes the dashes are evil. :( I wish I had known about them earlier. Oh well I guess that's how we learn, right?

      Thank you so much for your support, Jesseca, it means the world to me! <3

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  6. Congratulations, Emily! It looks SO AWESOME!! :D

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  7. *runs around in circles screaming* AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!! Can't wait to hold this book in MY hands. B-)

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    1. I KNOW ME TOO! :D Thanks Rebekah!

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  8. Congratulations, Emily!! This is so exciting! :D

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  9. This is so exciting Emily!! Congratulations :D!!

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  10. Wow, that's a big book!!
    That's gonna be one thick little book.... I love it!!! :D
    Great job Emily, can't wait until it "comes out"!! ;)

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    1. Thanks so much, Tiffany! Haha yes, it will be rather... large, I suppose. But worth it? ;) We shall see. Again thank you for your encouragement and support!

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  11. Oh, it's BEAUTIFUL! I am so excited to read this! I hope that it turns out as everything you hoped and more. It looks so cool to see your name on the cover!

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    1. Thank you sooo much, Bethany! I am really excited too. Even though it's cool to see my name now on the cover I can't wait until Melissa finishes the illustrations and the cover- it's going to look amazing!

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    2. I really can't begin to tell you how excited I am! It can only imagine holding it in my hands!

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    3. :) Thank you Bethany. <3

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  12. Congratulations!!!!! That is absolutely wonderfull.

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  13. Anonymous4/25/2016

    It must feel amazing to hold all of your hard work in your hands! Great job! :D
    ~JT

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    1. (By the way, thanks again for your assistance with my blog. I never figured it out, so I just made it public again.)
      ~JT

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    2. Thank you so much, JT! And you're welcome for the help, I look forward to being able to read your blog again. :) Mind messaging me the link either on Pinterest or Google+? :) Thanks again!

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