And it’s starting to feel pretty real.
I’ve got about 100 pages to go to finish up the final edits. I’ve been moving through them pretty fast, the main reason I haven’t finished yet is all of the ancillary stuff. I think I finish up the editing bit by Tuesday at the latest.
After that, the next big piece is the synopsis. That one actually has me a little stressed. If you think about it, after the cover, that little gem is the main thing that will cause people either to hit the Buy Now button or keep moving. And as always, I’ve left it right to the end so, you know, no real deadline, no pressure. But hey, I’ve got like two days before I really need to worry about that.
The other big thing is just making sure that my book is uploaded in a glitch free fashion. I suspect that it will be relatively hassle free, but I haven’t done it before so I’ve got a little trepidation about the time investment, etc.
After I get those things done, I really need to work on my web presence. I am in the process of moving my blog from the free WordPress.com to self-hosted. I don’t have an author’s page anywhere, including facebook. I’ll need to set all of those up and link them up to Amazon and visa-versa, etc. I can see spending just a big chunk of next weekend working through all of this.
So as type this up to make sure I keep everyone who checked out the book cover informed on the status of launching the actual book, this appears to be late night 1 of what I’m guessing will be 6 or 7 in a row.
Wish me luck.