Oh Mi God! – Oh Mi God! – Oh Mi God! – Oh Mi God!!!!
I’ve actually managed it! I’ve pushed the button marked ‘PUBLISH’ on Kindle Publishing…
Oh Mi God!!!! Again!!!
Sorry, I’ll sort out my composure… There we are… I’ve recovered…For now.
Yep, I’ve finally done it, and published my new book. It will be available for sale in 72 hours apparently.. I can hardly believe it. It’s a bit of a anti-climax to be honest. I actually finished writing several weeks ago, but wanted to wait to see if I got any Agent interest before self-publishing. But I’ve bit the bullet now and done it. There is absolutely no excuse not to continue with my next one now. I am officially (well sort of) an author of sorts… Not that I’ve sold anything yet, but that’s a minor detail.. Not that I’d not love to be able to make a living out of it, as I’ve wanted to be a writer for as long as I can remember. But the important thing is that I’ve got the ball rolling now, with my first one…
It makes me laugh how completely Non-Plus the kids are about it all. “Mummy has uploaded her book to publish, darling, how about that!” “What?” by son replies nonchalantly, “Published, I’m actually getting published!” “Oh, yeah, great…” and with that I hear a huge bang, as he runs slap bang into a wheelie bin on his scooter! It did make me giggle though, he really cannot do more than one thing at once! Talking AND watching where he is going is really too much to ask!
As for my daughter… She had to do some homework on the laptop, so I logged on for her and then ask, “Would you like to see Mummy’s book darling?”.. she looked at me with a grimace of disgust “No, Mummy, I don’t”. Well that told me!
Maybe if I manage to work out the correct formatting to get my book published in paperback and I show them the physical results they might actually feel happy for me!
Or Maybe not, there are far more important things to worry about, like sleepovers and the chuffing X Box!!
My husband, bless him.. He does try and sound enthusiastic, he has always been super supportive of my exploits and I love him very much for it! However I can tell inside he’s muttering… “Thank god for that!! Maybe she’ll shut up about the whole ‘writing’ thing for a while now…” I don’t blame him, he has a lot on his plate at work, and is hardly ever at home. So when he is, he want to spend quality time together… Not listen to me wittering on about plot lines and character foibles.
Well, I really feel like I’ve achieved something this week, and I can start anew next week feeling positive and primed for new adventures.
Target: Achieve an Oh – Mi – God moment!