It’s down to seven weeks. . . .
This week I’ll be adding the finishing touches to Bloodletter before I let someone else proofread it and then it’s off to the editor! I am looking to get the cover for War of the Witch done as well and then put the titles on both of the books so they can be posted.
“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in coveralls and looks like work.” Thomas A. Edison
When I tell people I write books, they always ask if I’m published. The truth is, I’ve spent so much time writing books to bother much with promotion. It wasn’t until I had five books under my belt that I realized I needed to slow down on the writing and work toward publication.
A few months ago, after reading one of David Farland’s “Daily Kick in the Pants,” I began to think about publishing ebooks. Although, in this post, he was not trying to promote self-publication and had to clarify himself in his next post “Dangers of Self-Publishing,” it really hit home. This is could really work and it sounds like a lot of fun.
I’ve been researching Amazon, Create Space, PubIt by Barnes & Noble, Smashwords, Kobo . . . and reading about other indie authors and how they achieved success. (I’ve listed the links on my Epublishing Resources page) I’m excited to say the least and spending a little too much time researching. The time is not wasted . . . for the most part. I just have to be careful and not rush to publish it.
David Farland says that many self-published authors publish before their book is ready. We are not our own best critic and neither are our loved ones. Many books are published with dozen of mistakes, all within the first couple pages.
Like I said, I am being careful. My books are being proofread and sent to an editor. If I have to push back my deadline, I will. War of the Witch will be out sooner than Bloodletter, maybe the middle of May. Until then, I will be working my tail off to meet my deadline.