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There’s a Light at the End of the Tunnel

April 24, 2017

I haven’t posted in a very long while. It’s not that I haven’t been busy. I got a bug in my bonnet to make myself write a book. And actually FINISH it this time.

A couple of days ago, I got the final rounds of edits back from my beloved developmental editor. And now it’s with the line editor. She’ll have it back to me around May 5th.

I have my cover done by the very talented Christian. (If you want to see my cover, it’s on my homepage. Right here.)

What’s left? Um…since this is my first rodeo with self-publishing, I’m going to shotgun here and list some of the things I think or know I still have to do:

  1. Write a blurb. I suck at these. Like “eighth grader oral book report” kinda suck.
  2. Formatting. I have no friggin idea at this point. I’m hoping the Scrivner gods will deliver me a perfectly formatted manuscript.
  3.  Mailing List. After three hair-pulling days, I was finally able to get the newsletter sign-up thingy working on my website. Now I just have to find people and convince them they need it. (People like YOU! So get on it! Kidding, I’m not going to hunt you down and force you to sign up. Yet.)
  4. Newsletter content. If you think I suck at blog posts, wait ’til you see my newsletter. #cryinginmywhiskey

I think that’s enough pain and misery for one post. Happy Monday, everyone. Now, get out there and be the lion!

2 Comments leave one →
  1. May 1, 2017 1:45 pm

    SO CLOSE TO THE FINISH LINE!!! Can you taste it?? I know you can. Excited for you. I’ll sign up for your newsletter! Also? Everyone sucks at blurbs – they are harder than writing the damn book UGH.
    As far as newsletters, sign up for a few others and see how it’s done. Take notes – notice what you like and don’t like. You may not know this author, but she’s great at newsletters. Sign up for Amalie Jahn (amaliejahn.com) I really like how she does hers. Also, Meghan O’Flynn or Kristen Mae….both do great newsletters!
    heading to check out your cover……squeeeee!

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    • May 3, 2017 2:17 pm

      YES!!! I’m getting antsy to get it published! The waiting is KILLING me. LOL Thank you! I found people that will write the blurb for you, but WOW are they expensive. In the long run, I think it would be worth it for me to learn to do it on my own. Right? 😀

      OOOOH! I’ll check those out, thank you! I can’t wait for your next book to come out! It’s close, RIGHT?! 😀

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