Joys and Sorrows of a Indie Newbie

In a few days, my first book is being released. I am both excited and exhausted. For those of you who have gone through this process, you know what I mean. I’m at that nit-picky stage where a missing punctuation mark feels like a cosmic calamity.

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Today I discovered that multiple corrections to my cover are still not completed and therefore the release of my paperback will be delayed.

At times like these I have to look on the bright side, when what I want to do is “cry havoc and let slip the dogs of war,” more or less.

  1. The digital versions will still be available on time, July 24th, 2018.
  2. I’ve learned a lot with this process, which will make it that much easier for book two next year and the novella I’m publishing in October.
  3. No more rewrites!

I know all the reversals and headaches will be worth it…eventually. For now, I just hope I get through it in one piece and mostly sane!

Commiserating is one of the best reasons to blog. Anyone else have newbie publishing stories?


7 thoughts on “Joys and Sorrows of a Indie Newbie

  1. Don’t worry about it! I could still make corrections to my first novel given the chance, but I also know that it was my best effort at the time it was published. One thing I have learned in the Indie world is that we can always correct our mistakes, it is never as bad as it seems, and actually, the most important and difficult task is finding your audience and keeping them interested. Good luck! 🙂

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