Not gonna lie. This after publishing part is hard. Especially for someone who barely understands the power of social media. Balancing the desire to find followers, gain clicks, and remain genuine all at the same time seems as unfamiliar to me as the Japanese language. All. Kinds. Of. Confusing. But people do it. And successfully, I might add. What's challenging is to not compare. Because really, when you're starting out, you seek out the successful ones. The ones who have thousands of followers. The ones who have sold thousands of books. The ones who have done it. Are doing it.
But they had to start somewhere too, right?
Had to start with a question mark on the page, just like me.
So it's the balancing act. Of looking up to the doers--the bosses--the hard workers; of catching a glimpse of their success; and then finding a way that's right for me. A way that's right for you.
First of all, THANK YOU for participating in my key survey! I've so enjoyed seeing the three words you use to describe your personalities--and then figuring out how to incorporate them into creating your keys! So far, I've done 6 out of 8. Wanna peek at them?
I am THE most excited about this next step in the publishing process. Getting my book into bookstores. I had no idea that a self published author could get her books into actual shops. But thanks to several independent bookstores and their consignment programs (I mean, right??), I get to see my book up on a shelf.
Publishing. There is SO MUCH to do after writing your book. Who knew the hardest part started after pouring your soul into three hundred pages of fiction? Because I didn't. No amount of tweets or blog posts could have prepared me for the anger and frustration and pain that would follow the writing process. (Createspace and your monstrous formatting; Amazon and your multiple glitches; Weebly and your--well, Weebly's actually been a dream.)
Amazon is a fickle, odd beast, who likes to toy with me and my vulnerable self. But, through all the glitches of formatting, the multiple proofings, odd quirks, and late night cry sessions, the book is finally UP FOR SALE!
It's bizarre and a little surreal.
I am now an author.
You all. Make this so worth it. Loads of hugs and warm fuzzies to every single one of you.
Looking to buy one? Here ya go: The Missing Crimoire
Ready to explore the world of The Missing Crimoire? Now you can! The website is UUUUUPPPPP.
And the book is ALMOST ON SALE -- waiting for the 24 hour turnaround time to approve the final. THEN. THEN, GUYS. It'll be ON SALE!
I can't thank you enough for all your support and sweet wishes towards this book. Seriously makes this stressful journey worth it.