Make that days of reckoning. It feels as though I haven’t posted in ages. There is a reason for that. I’m working diligently on filling out the submission form to Balboa Press – which sounds simple.
The form wants a lot of information. The manuscript (which is the easy part), a bio, blurbs for the back cover, blurbs for the front flap of the hard cover, keynotes, inside the book sections, size of book (which would have been easier if they made available the sizes I want), pictures for the front cover, pictures for the inside of the book, I can go on. A simple task this is not. But it is progress. Be careful what you wish for, I was told.
I work to balance my excitement with reality. Some moments are more jam-packed than others. I missed yoga today to work, but I will not miss James Taylor tonight at Jones Beach! I speak with a team member tomorrow, and I promise to keep you updated. Please feel free to ask questions regarding this self-publishing process – it is important that we writers be here for one another!
And ‘shower the people we love with love’.
Hi Wendy! Wow, you’re full steam ahead. Major congrats! Few ?’s. Are you doing your own cover design? What size book were you hoping for? Do they let you have audio books? And lastly, will you schedule a Book Signing for when I come to New York in Dec?
Thank you. Now straight to those questions: I was hoping for 6×9 for hard cover and 5.25×8 for soft cover. They only offer 6×9 or 5.5×8.5 for both. So I’m considering, (probably 5.5×8.5), I am not doing my own cover design although I do have pictures that I want the cover based on (we shall see how that goes ), hard and soft cover and ebooks – nothing about audio, and for the piece de resistance: you bet ya! If there isn’t an actual signing – you can come to my house and we will make one up – although I will definitely really sign a book for you! Thanks for asking, Steph – or is that Bleph?
That was a tough part of the process for me too. My editor helped a ton with it! I finally have the cover finalized after the most painful two weeks ever! Hoping the interior formatting goes much better! Thank you for updated us!! Justine
It is my pleasure – writing about it keeps me grounded. Sometimes. Anyway, this is just the submission process, I truly wonder what the rest of this will be like. And I shall post about it! Thanks for sharing, Justine.
Much peace to you in this process, Wendy. Keep us informed.
Oh, and I loved this:
“Beauty makes me happy, pain helps me grow.”
With many blessings,
Dani – thanks for the kind words. It will be my pleasure as a writer and fellow human, even when difficult, to keep you informed.
You are most welcome.
Wendy, good to hear that you are self-publishing a book. Do keep us posted about the process and challenges and circumventing those…All the best
I certainly shall, that has been my intention all along. Noticed that I have an email from the self- pub today. Stay tuned….
Wow! After all I got a website from where I can in fact obtain valuable information concerning my study and knowledge.
What is your study and knowledge?