So this past month, I've been hustling to finish my novella, the spin-off to Grunge Gods and Graveyards. It's called The Lady in Blue and it features a peripheral, but beloved character from GG&G. Anyway, this post isn't so much about the novella as the rush to get the novella done. I was originally planning on self-publishing The Lady in June until my publisher said she is putting GG&G on sale in early May (so if you haven't bought it, wait til then). With that in mind, I need the novella out early in order to pick up residual sales from GG&G (assuming readers like it enough to purchase the novella). I moved up my timeline a month. Eek! And the only writing I've self-published so far is a short story on Amazon. It's like not like I'm an old pro at this or anything.
In the past few weeks, I've:
- finished revisions
- bought a cover
- sent my work to beta readers
- interviewed editors
- hired an editor
- sent my manuscript to the editor via snail mail
- hired a proofreader
- downloaded and learned Vellum for formatting
- wrote a blurb (thanks, Steve-o for help with this one)
- participated in 2 YA promo events
- figure out keywords (this takes awhile)
- familiarize myself with various platforms
- do the edits!!
- not freak out
What have you all been up to?