Getting ready to publish…

The publishing date is getting closer! Although nothing is set in stone yet, I’m hoping to publish my first novel in about two weeks time. That said, I haven’t started on formatting it yet, and given some of the formatting horror stories I’ve heard, perhaps 2014 would be a more accurate publication date!

My novel has been edited to within an inch of it’s life. It went to the final proofreader yesterday. She has already found an error that is so blindingly obvious I’m embarrassed to have missed it myself!

I feel completely unprepared. I’ve been reading every bit of self-publishing advice I can get my hands on for months now, and I still feel that I don’t know enough and that I’m not prepared enough, but I also think that perhaps the only way to do this is to do it. I see other authors who have got reviews and publicity weeks before they’ve got a book out, and I have no idea how they managed it, considering I haven’t even formatted my book yet! I think that I will always be unorganised and feel like this, even when I’m releasing my twentieth book! (Don’t worry, I don’t really have twenty books! Yet!)

So, I’m jumping in with both feet.
And if anyone has any advice, it would be welcomed with open arms!


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