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News on future Madeline Fresco books

So, it’s been a long time. The reason for the absence was the fact, still is the fact, my back is not better. The book work has stopped for a while because it was, and is,  just too painful to try and concentrate on new material. Editing proved difficult as well, because it’s hard to look at a hard copy of something while laying down in bed.

However, now I’m getting back into the swing of things. My plan is to release the second book, The Choice, and the third book, Anguish, all in the next few months. I won’t be going with the same publisher again because they were not very responsive.

The Choice is completely done. Cover and all. So, really, all I need to do is get it submitted to a new publisher. The second book, Anguish, I still need to do a cover for. I do think  I have found the cover I want to go with. So honestly, I think that is basically done as well.

The other thing that will be popping up in the next few months is that I will start recording the audio for Anguish. Despite The Choice being half way completed, I did that at a more professional studio, and I think the sound quality would be compromised because my back is not healthy enough to return to that location. Therefore, I will be making a make-shift studio in my closet and give that a go. I’m a little worried about San Francisco street noise. You may have heard some of that street noise when I recorded my into and outro to my episodes. It should be improved with a better microphone and the location of the recording being a room away from the street. But we shall see.

Lastly, Crossed the Line should be available any day on Audible. I tried submitting it once, but I submitted it with three of my chapters to one of theirs. I didn’t think it would matter, as the whole book just winds up being downloaded in its entirety to your computer anyway, but Audible doesn’t want it done that way, so I have to go through and reconfigure the whole thing. It’s only annoying because of my back. It’s not that much work — maybe a few hours, but when you have a hurt back, every moment counts.

So there it is. A bunch of new things happening. Oh, and one more thing. I did start another blog. It’s called I Hate My Back. I’ve been posting there every Wednesday instead. I just thought it might be nice to start a blog that centralizes a lot of the things that happen to someone who has back pain. I would love to read, even now, what another person went through. Now, hopefully, I will help someone else who goes through this. They can go to my site for articles on the spine, on annular tears, on what my PT was like.

Okie-dokie. Check back soon to see how all this new stuff turns out!


Madeline Fresco is a novelist who lives in San Francisco. She is the author of CROSSED THE LINE, available for Kindle at Amazon.com, for Nook at Barnes & Noble, and as an ePub at other eBook retailers. You can also listen to her novel as a free, serialized audiobook at madelinefresco.com.

For more information, please click this website: http://www.novel-crossedtheline.blogspot.com 

News Flash — new things are afoot at the circle K

As you can see, lots of changes have been occurring. I’m really excited about all of it. New blog page theme, which is cool. And I know, not all of my links have been working. But, my day job as nurse has not taught me much about websites, links and the such. It’s interesting, because I’m basically the equivalent of an 80 year old trying to learn the “internets.”
But it’s cool. We all have to start somewhere. I’m sure not everyone who started their own blog got it all right the first time either. So what if I’m one of the people out there that takes longer. I will say this, it is worth staying with it.

Other cool news, as you can see, I posted my first podcast of the first book Cross the Line. That’s really cool, too. That was such a learning experience. Trying to figure out what type of “voice” to have, or in my situation, simply what my voice would sound like. So I think I will be posting an episode every Sunday.

Other news is that I am working on the recording of the second book, The Choice. That has been hard going because of the upper back pain and the sciatica. It’s excruciating still. I can’t sit because it hurts, so I am trying to develop a way to stand and record and then use the precious time I have to sit to edit the episode. I’ve had to buy some extra equipment (please don’t make me tell you what it is. Again, it would only embarrass me and highlight my lack of knowledge) to be able to copy the audio at the studio and then bring it home to edit. My chair at home is much better than at the sound studio.

So anyways that has been slow going. But my goal is to have it done over the next few months. I’m thinking it will take about 8 weeks to complete at the pace my body will let me.

So there it is my News Flash

Crossed the Line Episode 1

Click here to play episode 1.

I finally finished the first episode of my podcast! It is the first few chapters of my book Cross the Line!!

I can’t tell you how long this has been in the works … I hope you guys enjoy!

It was really fun learning how to do the audio, decide if I should have “voices” or not … all really cool for a first timer. I definitely learned a lot.