For months now, I have spent all of my spare time writing, revising, and editing Eternal Embrace. Yesterday, I officially put that baby to bed. The final formatted version is on its way to my publisher. The page count and revised back cover blurb has been emailed to my cover artist. It is now, out of my hands. If things go right, pre-orders for the e-book will begin April 1, with the release of both formats on April 11. It feels like it’s been a long time in coming.
On the upside, learning to format wasn’t as bad as I thought it was going to be. I’ve read posts of other authors complaining about the time-consuming task, and the nightmares it can entail. They aren’t wrong. It IS a tedious, time-consuming job. Fortunately, for me, I have no problem with that part of it. I’ve always done well working in the background, doing detail work. This fits right up my alley. I’m not saying I got it all, but I got the major gist of it. I’m going to play with it when I have time, to familiarize myself with the setup and program.
Now, that part is done, I have more work to do. No rest for the weary on this journey. There’s always something that’s going to need attention. I need to work on my teasers, updating them with final quotes from the book. I need to start hitting groups with promos. It’s time to get the word out. I’ve got a newsletter to put together. With the help of my street team, a PA, fellow authors, and a marketing guru, I’ve got things in the works to help reach a wider audience. Writing the book is simply not enough.
Then, there’s the next book…
Till next week,