There is sooooooo much to do before July 1st!

On March 14, 2011 by Aimee

I’m pretty sure I’m overwhelmed.
I’m pretty sure I’m going to hyperventilate.
I might even freeze up with all the stuff I gotta do to get this book out!

Look at my list!!

  • I gotta update my website with book goodies and of course *that* requires hubby who has his own list of 8000 things to do (including support wife, listen to wife whine, help wife with edit decisions, support wife — did I say that already?)
  • I gotta network with other authors and bookstores to find out exactly WHAT and WHO are around me.
  • I gotta write a BIO … do you KNOW how hard that is? Compress an interesting blip about ME into 100 words? Ugh
  • I have online Indie Author sites to check out and Amazon Author Central to get involved with
  • That’s just the marketing side of things!

Then there is:

  • Line edits and revisions to make from those made by my editor as well as any story edits (if any, I’m told it’s really solid)
  • There’s all these little things I have to write, like the bio … a book blurb even.
  • I gotta write acknowledgements to all the beta readers and people who helped me along the way
  • I need a better head shot ‘cuz while I like mine, it’s not the one I want to use

Oh and during this time, I’m writing more, editing other novels, working full time and have a family to tend to.

You know what’s coming, right? Remember the old commercial?

Calgon, take me away!

Okay, I can deal with this. Compartmentalize. That’s the trick, right? I’ll just setup a daily or weekly schedule of stuff. I have 112 or is it 111? OMG! What if I miss a day? okay … breathe … baby steps.

Yes, yes. Baby steps. One thing thing checked off at a time.

I can do this.

Yes, I can.

Now I have Bob the Builder in my head. 🙂 Lovely.

Who ever would have thought getting a book published would be work? Oh … yeah … me. 🙂

What’s on your plate this week? Anything exciting? Want to join my pity party? 🙂