Right now, I feel like a juggler of fire and a lion tamer all rolled into one.
When you indie publish, there are so many pieces to a very enormous project. Excel spreadsheets are my new best friend.
Createspace has given me a mock up of the book layout. I loved certain things and hated others. But I want to coordinate the title page font with my cover font, so I am holding off on sending them changes until the cover is finalized.
I’ve reviewed over two dozen mockups of the cover and settled on the image I want. My designer, Jian Chan, is now adding all the bells and whistles.
I’m working through edits and copy edits of the book.
I created a marketing plan. Market of Die Author Services wrote my press release and Facebook Ad.
Initial contact has been made with several venues for book talks/signings by my mom and me. Information needs to be sent to them.
A spreadsheet of book bloggers to contact for reviews/blog tour is being compiled. I’ve contact two so far to get on their schedule for June.
I am now logging my time on tasks into Excel to keep from wasting a second of my day.
So things are in motion. I just have to make sure nothing goes careening off course.
Did you ever feel so excited and so overwhelmed that you were certain you were alive but wondering if it might kill you? Kinda feeling that way this week. 🙂