I received the second proof copy of my book, Slices of Life from the Little Blue Desk on Wednesday.
I'm now going through it again, this time reading it out loud to see what I notice along the way in terms of how it sounds. I'm not finding very many grammatical errors or typing errors this time around thankfully, but I'm making changes to word choice. I'm figuring out wording and phrasing that sounds better. I'm asking myself, "If I read this out loud in the form of a podcast, how would it sound to a listener?".
It is making a big difference, but you know what I'm truly freaking out about?
The countdown on the home page!!!!!
Seriously, each day I look at it with a mix of anxiety and excitement. Anxiety as I wonder if I'm really going to have this book ready to go, but excitement in that I'm actually going to do this. I'm going to put a book out into the world.
I will be an independently published writer!
And while I love the sound of it, I want to throw up just a little bit. Once I'm done with the writing part, then I head into the marketing part which is foreign to me. Yet, I'm strangely enthusiastic about a new challenge. Plus, I have a son who is a marketing director. So, basically I have an expert to rely on throughout the process.
The other part that is making me freak out a little is that when it's all said and done, what am I going to work on next? There's always that valley after the peak, and to lessen the potential of that happening I want to make sure I get started on my next writing project as soon as possible.
But for now, I'm going to get back to editing and revising. I will let the complete freak out happen later!
I'm a lover of life, an eternal optimist, and I have an intense desire to add value through simple living and positive vibes.