I have done it!
On June 27th, I took my first official step towards publication and exactly 37 days later. I am a published author!!!
During this time I learned about FB pages while setting up my author page. I also learned about website building and widgets and plugins. I have created a newsletter and am still figuring out the service for distribution. I have also filed my home business with federal and state government and received my permit for taxes. I have researched cover designs and artist as well as editors both the human kind and digital editing services.
Also during those same 37 days, I have had surgery which I stayed in the hospital overnight and for several weeks my mobility and lucidity (due to pain meds) were limited. Though I do not have an 8-5 job, my elementary age children were home from school for the summer so we have had fun activities that would keep us from home for large chunks of time. When I wasn’t with my family, I had meetings involving the PTA which I am President of. As I was approaching the finish line, our internet went out for three days.
This has been a journey unlike any other I have ever been on. I have learned so much and I look forward to doing this again when my next book releases in November. I can see how this will get easier and easier with each release.
Those of you who liked and began following my blog, I thank you. For those of you who have given me your opinions on FB, I thank you. For my family who has supported me so much, I love you and I thank you.
If any of you are starting your own journey to publication, please let me help. I would be honored to be your guide and offer advice to make you a success!
As always with love,