Friday, April 15, 2011

my book is coming!

well, not today. or tomorrow. but everyday, it's one day closer to publication!

sure, it's SELF publication, but i'm totally okay with that. (at least that's what i tell myself daily)

i have to remind myself that self publishing doesn't mean that i failed at becoming a traditionally published author (although, um, yeah- that's kind of exactly what it means)... so maybe i just need to remind myself that it's OK that i'm not a traditionally published author. :)

i get to have more control over my characters, my stories, my release dates for my books. i get to make more money than i would being traditionally published (not much mind you, but still, in the grand scheme of things.. more)

i also get to do everything on my timeline. which in all honesty, i sort of prefer. i hate being told what to do. but we all know that already, don't we?

so i'm currently working on designing a high resolution cover for print, getting some final editing done by a friend, and then i can format it into paperback and e-book forms!

i am super excited to release the book and have it out there! unless y'all hate it and tell me how overly, ridiculously crappy it is- cause then i'll probably cry.

nah, not really. i'll suck it up and tell myself that you're all just love haters and then i'll go completely psychotic and make it that it's all your fault, not mine. that's how i cope.

brilliant.

anyway- that's what is going on with my book! i'm excited that there is some movement and i'm working towards a goal. self publishing is hard because you do everything yourself. and if you don't have the money to spend on hiring professional editors, designers, layout artists, etc.. (and most of us DON'T have the money to pay for those things) then you're stuck doing it all yourself. and while it's an awesome learning experience, it can also be super overwhelming. but i'm hopingn that means it will be THAT much more rewarding in the end! :)

have you seen my writer website? www.j-sterling.com check it out! let me know what you think about it. and join my facebook page for my books if you want. i think it would be awesome if you did, but what the hell do i know?!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I love the website Jenn. It looks great! I can't wait to read the book, so hurry up.