So it’s official. A Broken Promise has officially been launched and is available for purchase!
What a surreal feeling! I don’t know what this emotion is called!
When I completed the first draft of A Broken Promise, I had it printed at my local office shop to revise errors by hand (I am a pen to paper type of gal) and ensure that everything fit on the page the way that I wanted it to. I have to say that given I don’t have ‘paginating’ experience as I like to call it, this was such a difficult task and I felt like the entire project was doomed.
I spent a lot of time on Google trying to figure out how to get everything to stay in the same spot. Then I added page numbers in the footer – everything moved again! Note To Self: Add page numbers before you start typing the final!
I have to say though, although there were quite a few struggles and obstacles that beat me down through the self-publishing process, I am glad that I did it that way.
It feels more rewarding to know that I completed all of these steps on my own, without the help of professionals who probably would have altered things that I didn’t wish to alter and take forever in doing so.
I can now understand and appreciate the process and all of the steps from beginning to completion. The tiresome rounds of editing, brainstorming the front cover design and the countless revisions it takes to get it right, the formatting of half a million different files, uploading to different portals and creating all of the author profiles.
I can say that yes, it has been exhausting, but at the same time it is one of my proudest moments.
I am now working on a few different pieces that I am wanting to share with you all; these pieces will be restricting my quantity of blog posts but I’m sure you understand and won’t hold it against me.
I will be self-publishing all of these projects again – especially now that I’m more familiar with the process and have an idea of what to expect the next time round.
I’m looking forward to chatting with you about your thoughts of A Broken Promise. You can contact me on Instagram and Facebook, or via email.
I would love to hear your thoughts and comments – good or bad, and welcome all feedback.
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