Seriously, why did Book I—The Girl Who Died Backwards—have to come out on February 10 instead of last Friday? No reason, really. It's all done and edited and uploaded. It has been for some time now. I just have to hit a button and it's all done. I guess I had this notion in my head that I wanted a week or two of buffer time. Just in case I needed to go back and change something before release. But I haven't, and I don't need to. But everything says February 10, and even though I know there are very few people who are even paying attention at this point, it would be weird to just release it on Amazon, right? Right?
I will admit I'm not always the most patient person. I used to be very patient, actually. It was probably one of my best qualities. But as I've gotten older I seem to be less patient. There's probably some reason for this but I can't say what that might be. But one of the side effects is that the past week has driven me nuts. I just want the book out there. I want people reading it! I want to see if anyone will read it! In my first post I talked about feeling like someone setting up for a party and worrying if anyone would come. Well now I feel like someone who set up that party a month early!
The fact is, there is plenty for me to be doing. I should start doing the final read through of the next book in the series, for a start. It'll be out a short two weeks after the Girl Who Died Backwards, after all. Plenty of time to get it properly formatted for Amazon and do a last series of edits before publication, but I could get started now. I think I just needed a break after the intensity of getting the site up, getting the trailer done, and doing all the final edits of Book I.
But what a gloriously intense time it's been though. I really could do this full time for a living. Maybe I will start the final read through on the next book...