First of all, thank you to everyone who shared their experiences with anxiety. It was great insight, and I’m hoping it’ll help me write up a good set of suggestions for the e-book.
I’d already written a section on indecision — though your comments will help me refine it — so I’m just trying to keep the other anxiety information separate from that. Or it may all become one big section. I’m still seeing how things shape up.
And shaping up they are. I’m up to about 79 pages, which is lovely since I was initially worried about even making it to 70 pages. Of course, some of that will get shaved down in the editing process; but some sections still needs fleshing out. At any rate, the number of sections left is quite low.
I know I’m writing quickly for an e-book. (Which I suppose isn’t surprising since I’ve been writing in this vein for so many years.) Still, it feels like this sucker will never, ever be done. Even though I’m approaching the finish line.
Then it’s just a matter of sending it to be marked up to my editor (aka Mom) and starting to learn the Amazon process. Allegedly, it’s not too difficult. I hope that’s true.
I keep reminding myself that I can always start with it as a PDF for more immediate sales, then get it onto Amazon once I’m relaxed from no longer writing the damn thing. I’m trying to take my own advice from this book, which is (spoiler alert!) to give yourself plenty of options to make things easier.
Still, I’d love to get it on Amazon. Not just because it might mean more sales overall — and that it’d give other bloggers an extra incentive to hype the book — but also because it’d make it cheaper for you guys. That is, you could use gift cards from programs like Swagbucks to pay for it without really paying for it.
But we’ll just see what we see, eh?
Anyway, this is all a long way of saying that I’m sorry the posts haven’t been more substantive these last couple of weeks. (Although it’s hard to argue with the chance at a $100 Amazon gift card, amiright?)
I’m also sorry to fellow bloggers that you’ve barely seen me around your sites. Whenever I have a spare minute it’s consumed with either trying to pound some stuff out in the book or being too worn out to consider the book and holing up to eat Red Vines and watch X-Files.
(Incidentally, rewatching this I’m slightly disturbed by how often Scully has to get rescued by Mulder in the first two seasons. I remember her being stronger and sometimes even saving his ass. I hope it’s just that I’m thinking of later episodes.)
I’m hoping to be back to reading everyone’s blogs soon. My main goal this weekend is to pound out the last couple of sections and have a finished(ish) product to give Mom when she gets here on Tuesday (yay!). Because who doesn’t like to spend vacations proofreading?
Don’t forget to enter/keep entering the awesome, $100 GC giveaway from Dollar Dig! The contest ends a week from today, so there are plenty of chances to get your name in the virtual pot. (Including just signing up for the site, which will help you — cash back, yay! — and the blog.)
Have you missed me? You know you missed me! And what will you guys be doing while I’m pounding the keyboard/yelling at Scully to rescue her own damn self?