(First) Proof Copy Has Arrived! (July 2016)
Well, my Proof copy came today. Very exciting. Almost in tears. I realized I love my book, my characters (even the “bad guys” (or girls). I just last week was saying you have to love your characters, at least the main character, because if you’re writing a novel, chances are you will be with him or her for quite some time.
Of course, there are some changes to make, so I needed to fix some page spacing right at the beginning, i.e., blank pages that should be there aren’t and vice versa. Never sure if it’s me or CreateSpace (amazon.com) but things can get very glitchy (including doing an ebook with Kindle).
Then I realized I forgot to add a credit for the front cover photo, though I don’t have to because it’s copyright-free from pixabay.com (morguefile.com is good,too). But I wanted to give the photographer credit.
So after CreateSpace approves my last changes (an hour ago) I’ll have to add that, then re-convert it to a PDF file, then re-upload the file to CreateSpace, then re-wait for their approval, then re-order another proof. Sheesh!
It can all be daunting though not as daunting as the promo stuff that still lies ahead. I know, I should have already been doing that, but…I’ll be lucky to get myself out there promoting post-book, let alone pre-book. What can I say? I’m a writer not a promoter or marketer (or blogger, though that’s changing now).
Thanks for listening! Please stay tuned.