Friday, January 31, 2014

The Starter Guide for Professional Writers is Complete! Completely Complete!

After a grueling morning formatting session, I am pleased to announce that the Starter Guide for Professional Writers has been submitted to CreateSpace for approval and will be going to the Kindle Store, Smashwords, and Omnilit within the next few days.

I'm mostly exhausted, but also pretty pleased.

Because of a number of illustrations among the text, I have to do the ebook formatting very carefully--wish me luck! But the print files are as clean as I can make them, and no errors have turned up in the autocheck process. The files will be approved within the next 24 hours, or sent back to me for yet more formatting. Fingers crossed.

I'm genuinely sorry and frankly embarrassed at the length of time it has taken me to complete writing, editing, and formatting this book. Yet I am also reminded how likely we are to overestimate what we can do in a day, and underestimate what we can accomplish in a year. A year ago today I had no clue I would ever write a guide to publishing! And completing and editing a 97,000 word manuscript within seven months is actually the fastest I've ever worked! 

Thanks are in order once again to all of my crowdfunding campaign donors--your reward copies are my first priority as the book goes to press.