Part of that is because I am deep into rewrites of Operation: Endeavor....and I will admit, that terrifies me.
A week and a half ago, I had a complete cohesive book. Now I have cut and spliced and inserted and deleted and I have no idea if it will ever recover. The only thing keeping me from hyperventilating every time I think about that is the fact that I have the old version still saved and safe on my hard drive...just in case what I'm doing to it is horrendous.
I'm really crossing my fingers that it's not horrendous. I'm also hoping to have it completely redone and finished (again) by Wednesday evening. Then the debate will be to hand it directly over to my editor? Or try to find a new beta reader who can look at it fresh (that didn't see the other version) to tell me, completely honestly, if the suspense line works? The pub date for this is still January, but I'm worried that I'm starting to push that, especially with the holidays coming which will affect all those cogs in the wheel (i.e. my publishing team...editor, proofreader, formatter, etc.) Every little step in the process has a person, who has a real life, involved and each of those little steps take anywhere from 2 days to 2-4 weeks to perform. *eeks* Today is all about not hyperventilating, right??
So, let's talk about what is going well...
Y'all really like Cassie and Jake. Yippee!!! Amazon sales are going really well. I am absolutely THRILLED and so THANKFUL to all of you that have helped me get the work out about my first book. I never even dreamed that it would do this well and that is completely thanks to all of you that have helped to spread the word.
BUT... and this is huge because it's so frustrating and I have no control over it. The book is still not up at B&N or Kobo. It is getting there....VERY....SLOWLY. I can follow the upload process and it is making progress...it's just taking 2-3 times the amount of time that it's supposed to. I have no idea why. It was uploaded by me (and met final approval by Smashwords who sends it out to everyone else) August 30th. So, I don't know what to tell you except it is coming...sometime....
But in the meantime I do have some other links to give you about where the book and insider info about it has been shared over the last week:
- Yummy Men & Kick Ass Chicks- Review and Interview (it's always fun with friends to see what questions they come up with! Julie featured me two different days...thanks, Julie!!)
- A Writer's Mind- excerpt
- Roxanne's Realm- talking about friends to lovers
- Arianne Cruz- Another really fun Interview
- Never Judge a Book By It's Cover- fabulous review and a fun interview
Have a great week everyone!!!