Sometimes I write and in-between I worry. I worry most when I think about the huge steps still to cover in this production of my first novel. It haunts me.
I'm aiming for a Halloween launch date and to get there I've a million things to do. I'm wading through the re-write, on chapter 27 now. After that I've got to go through the whole plot and structure again using the notes I took during my time with my editor friend. I hoping the illustrations will be with me before June ends, so I can slot them into the pages in appropriate places.
The cover is having another design change and my second blurb for the back cover has been reviewed. Its been suggested I dump a fair bit of it. Back to the drawing board? I think it's a case of wax tablet at this rate. Fingers crossed that novel, illustrations and cover will be complete by end of the month.
The next steps are final proof edit and formatting for paperback and kindle formats. Each of these I've yet to secure a professional I can afford. The Fiver site wants a fiver for every thousand words X 86, that's £430! I haven't a clue about formatting costs but working on the same principle that's another £430. Planning for July for these elements.
ISBN numbers haven't arrived yet.
I'll be looking to print in August/Sept. Not sure how many to print. 200 means no profit. 250 means a small profit but I worry I might not sell enough.
All I can think about is, "I hope my writing is good enough and people like it."
Writing, is a road without traffic signals, speed limits or a highway code - exciting, dangerous and downright idiotic.