Well, it’s here! RELEASE DAY!!!!!
Honestly, I never thought it would get here. It’s just seemed like an endless cycle of writing and editing, and more writing and more editing. But it’s here. My book has gone live. Of course, even with the best of planning, things are never perfect. I found a mistake in my print copies–totally my fault, and I didn’t catch it early. I had a slight meltdown over that, but then I figured out a relatively unobtrusive way to fix it for the release party this weekend (I’ve already fixed it in CreateSpace, so any future print copies will be fine). Then, although my upload was accepted to Premium Catalog on Smashwords (this lets my book get distributed to all the other non-Kindle e-book formats), it’s still in process of being “shipped” to the various distributors. So for today, my book is live only on Kindle. But the others will be live soon. We live, we learn, we adapt. That is definitely what being an indie author is all about, I’m discovering.
And yet–it’s a gorgeous day here in eastern NC, the sun is shining and gorgeous, the sky is clear and brilliant blue, I took a vacation day from the day job, and my book IS ALIVE! I’ve sold 2 print copies already, and the first is already in her hands. The second one will go to its new home tomorrow. I’ve sold a few Kindle copies as well. I’m still scared “you-know-what-less” about how people are going to react to it. But…that’s something every author has had to deal with. Good, bad, or indifferent, it’s mine, and I have finished something I’ve started.
So what’s next on the agenda for this new indie author? Right, well I have 2 manuscripts in the drafting phase that I need to finish writing, and the first book in a paranormal romance series that is in editing phase. I also have a mystery series that is currently in the outlining and planning phase…no rest for the wicked!
Want to know what Seeking Solace is all about? Get the book synopsis and buy link here. Oh, and thanks for sharing this moment with me–it’s something I’ve always dreamed about.