Today I realized how close I am to my first novel being published. I’ve got the manuscript in the program and being formatted. I’ve got images to make my cover with. I’ve got my ISBN numbers assigned and ready. I’m preparing a new page for this website with book information. My hope is I’ll have the book out by the end of this week or the beginning of next week.
I’m playing with the various programs to create covers and get the book ready, so I know how they work and what my options are. There’s still a lot to learn, but I know where to look and am learning as I go.
It’s both exciting and terrifying, being close to sending my work out into the world. People will love it (hopefully), some people won’t care for it, and others will like it or be indifferent. One day I might be someone’s favourite author. We’ll see! I’m already having a blast working on my next two novels, one of which is a sequel to this one about to go out.
Tomorrow is my day off writing/publishing, so I’ll rest and relax. I may write a little, but it’s not scheduled and set aside time, it’s usually pleasure writing for personal stories. Sunday I’m at it again, preparing and learning and getting ready to publish. Maybe I need a checklist!
I’ve been writing stories for myself for years. Now, I’m a published author. No genre is off limits, though I have some favorites.