I have been extraordinarily busy the past week, and I don’t say that to toot my own horn. There is just so much to do when I approach the entire self publishing process, even though my manuscript is done!
I have pushed myself into a crash course or cramming…. week or whatever about ISBNs, Amazon categories, book bloggers, ARC readers, on and on and on and on and on.
The process is so complex that I have a list of 10-20 step by step tasks to do between now and formally publishing Splattering Yet Endearing: Part 1 in late September!
A wiser or less impatient author would dedicate 3 months or 12 months to this process. A month is doable for me, it just involves absorbing more material and working more rapidly to take the manuscript into full ebook form on Amazon.
Seriously, I’m so spent that I almost thought about not blogging this week. It is THAT many things to do, in ONE MONTH. Doing all this in a week or two…not feasible.
The big x factor here, for any author really, is gathering reader attention for when this thing finally releases! Summoning the effort and sufficient attention to make that happen is…hard. But it is so critical, to get all the ducks in the row, that I am trying to do it anyways! This is the real deal! And no matter what happens, I have to be ready to release Parts 2, 3 and beyond later anyways! So, this process is important to nail down.
Publishing isn’t a one day, one hour, 10 minute process…nooooooooooooooo. More like, I was already ready-ish now, but to rush to publish Part 1 on Amazon in one month is forcing me to dive into all the publishing intricacies, with almost all of my spare time!!! This whole process is def something to master, from an author POV.