My eyes are falling out of their sockets. My head is addled with words and sentences, and swimming with punctuation that sometimes look like fuzzy caterpillars crawling across my screen, but I must not stop. I will not stop.
I’ve come out of my self-inflicted hibernation long enough to look at the date and realise that it is one year since I pressed the publish button on Girl Behind Glass. I’ve learnt a lot this past year, mainly about editing, hence my determination to do a better job than the first version of GBG.
I wrote a post not long after publishing, called: ‘Where is Out There?’
In it, I wanted to get my book out there wherever there was. So, one year on, and is it out there?
Well, yes and no.
Approximately 4500 copies of Girl Behind Glass have been downloaded. And with the limited promotion that I have done, I’m rather happy with that. Chuffed, even. My desire to get my book ‘out there’ quickly drained when I realised the effort and time a lot of self-published authors put in to accomplish it. When I looked at the time I had available, (I’m a mother and I work and I write,) I decided to concentrate on writing, rather than marketing and promotion. There is very little point in investing in promotion when I had very little to promote. One book.
So one year later and I’m almost ready to hit the publish button again. In fact, I could almost give you a date. Well, a month at least. July. That means I’ve got limited days to complete the final edits, write the blurb, release the first chapter, and format the book for various publishing sites. So really, I shouldn’t be writing this blog post, but instead I should be glued to the screen arranging letters in a completely different manner.