Today’s Monday Mash Up is a little bit of everything.
First, I want to make sure everyone knows, EXILED is not just an eBook anymore. The paperback was officially released this weekend. It’s only available on CreateSpace right now, but you can order your copy here. It will be available from Amazon, in the next week or two.
I did subscribe to the premium distribution plan, so over the next few weeks it will also be available for bookstores to order! That sounds more exciting than it is, I’m not sure how many physical bookstores order indie books, but hey, the option is there.
Second, SHIFT edits are starting tonight. I’ve had some time to let things marinate and I’m ready to move forward. Not only am I ready, I’m excited. This next edit is going to be hardcore. I’ll be adding and deleting as necessary, and polishing it for my beta readers. I’m hoping to have it to my beta’s by the end of September.
I’ve been getting a lot of questions on when SHIFT will be released. That, I’m afraid, is a date I cannot provide. After beta’s read it, I’ll need to go through and edit it again. If I’m pleased with it, I’ll send it to my editor, if not, I’ll do another round of betas and edits first.
When all that is said and done, there is a little issue of money. Professional editing doesn’t come cheap, combine that with Cover art, promotions, etc, and you need a fair bit of cash to invest. That’s the major downside of going indie, you’re responsible for all the costs. But I am working hard in hopes I’ll have it all together by the time I’m ready to send it in for professional edits.
I had originally hoped for a December release, but it may be as later as March/April. Fingers crossed it won’t be that long! 🙂
Third, I’ve been invited to do my first guest post! Actually, I was invited a few weeks ago, but I’ve been crazy busy with work, family, etc. I won’t reveal who is hosting the guest post just yet, but be excited, or at least, be excited for me.
So as you can see, things have been a little hectic, and I admit, I’ve been slacking on the writing aspect of things. I’m getting back on track and kicking it into high gear as of tonight.
Lastly, if you’re reading this, you rock so freakin’ hard. I give you: +100 awesome points.
Hope you all had a great weekend!