Being an author is like being in charge of your own personal insane asylum.

- Graycie Harmon

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Treading Water

Ever get that feeling like you're working like hell and getting absolutely nowhere?

I'm there right now.

I'm working like a maniac, but I seem to be going nowhere. Of course, in actual fact it isn't quite true. The Kindle Edition of The Dying God & Other Stories was updated yesterday, and is in the process of "publishing." I'll let you know when it's "live." As of this writing, it isn't.

The edition is still up in the air. The techies are trying to upload the updated version on their end. Hopefully it'll be up today sometime.

I'm still waiting for pay day (tomorrow), so I can order my 2nd proof of the paperback edition of The Dying God & Other Stories. That done, however, I'll be relatively in the clear... assuming I caught all the errors the first time around (and fixed them correctly).

Speaking of the paperback edition, $10.95 will be the fixed price. One person said it was reasonable, and that's enough for me!

Today, since I'm doing a whole lot of waiting about, I'll be researching press releases. Things I need to know include:
What they are.
How to write one.
What to include with one.
Who to send it to.
In short, absolutely everything. I'm such a noob at this self-publishing stuff.

Hello steep learning curve!

Before I move onto today's Forgotten English, I shall leave you with one of my favourite Thomas Bergersen pieces and a quick plug for his new album, Illusions, which is available on iTunes right now. Click HERE to buy it. You won't be sorry. That man is a musical genius (no, we don't know each other at all. I actually genuinely think he's a musical genius). Don't believe me? Play the music below. This song is on the album, I believe.

Now, today's Forgotten English is:

One who professes to foretell events by the aspects and situation of the stars. Formerly one who understood the motions of the planets without predicting.
- Rev. John Boag's Imperial Lexicon of the English Language, c. 1850


Debbie Maxwell Allen said...

I'm treading water, too. Hit with a migraine, which wipes my to-do list off the table. Glad you're feeling better!


S.M. Carrière said...

Oh no! Migraines are the worst! Get better soon.