It may be a good sign when you don’t have time to blog. I haven’t had time since December but the good news is that my frenetic work since then is actually paying off. A few days ago my eBook How to Love Yourself in Less Than 50 Years went live on Amazon. I wrote a book and it’s been published! It feels brilliant but unreal. It has taken me two and half years to get this far, mostly because I didn’t know what I was doing. I thought writing it would be the difficult part. It was difficult (because I didn’t know how to do it) but personally the technical side of self-publishing it has been much more challenging to me. Specifically, trying to format the book for the print version has been a nightmare, due to the weird and not wonderful qualities of the Sections feature of Microsoft Word. It has taken great perseverance to get to the finish line but I am nearly there. Now there is a problem with the size of the printing on the spine, so I am waiting to hear from a graphic designer about that. If I can get that fixed, I can order a proof copy. Being a kinaesthetic person, I am really looking forward to the feel of the print book in my hands. So if you are struggling with your own book – hang in there. All the hard work is worth it in the end.
Yay hay, I’m a published author!