Things are getting pretty exciting in Book-land. The cover is ready. I also sent the finished files to the interior designer this morning. We’ll work together to get a printer ready version and an ebook version queued up so everything is ready for the launch in June. We’re eighty-eight days away from going live.
I was talking with a friend this morning and she asked me, “How does it feel to be done?” The images that came to me were two separate things. First, it’s taken two years of working almost every day to finish the writing and put this book into production. I hemmed and hawed at pretending to write a book for eighteen years before that. The second image was living the story I wrote about. A lot has changed in my life, for the better, to be able to chronicle a cohesive story out of my experiences. Both aspects feel cathartic and amazing.
Navigating a book through the process of self-publishing can be tricky, especially if you’re detail obsessive. So far so good, although I have visions of my book getting jammed in the printing process. I keep seeing pictures of that freighter stuck in the Suez canal, holding up shipping for the whole world. It’s visuals and consequences similar to that I’d like to avoid by getting my ducks in a row.
I’ll keep you posted on the progress. Thanks for being here with me on this adventure.