Friday, March 21, 2014

It’s that time again when I get that cold stabby feeling before I self-publish

When it’s time to upload a new book to Smashwords and Kindle to go up for sale and I get that feeling, that feeling that’s hard to describe. A few years back I called it stage fright, but I think it’s a mix of things like fear, what if it’s not ready, what if I do something wrong, what if I’ve missed something, what if it’s rejected, is it ready yet?

I’m not sure what it would be called, but it’s a weird cold feeling that flashes in and out of my chest, almost like fear, I guess.

But then what am I scared of?

Scared it’s not perfect. Scared it’s not properly formatted. Scared it won’t be good enough.

I had all of these feelings last time with Vegas, and probably Lotto and London before that, but I had nothing to fear back then, whereas now I know what it’s all about and it’s a matter of getting it up and published.

The major thing is I’m looking over and over and over the manuscript making sure everything is up to date and not going to be a bust if someone tries clicking on a link.

It’s a weird fear, that cold stabby thing, but based on what I’m not sure.

All I know is, I need to be like Nike and just do it!

So I just did it!

4 comments:

  1. Ahh this is SO EXCITING!! Congrats, I'll definitely download it onto my kindle later today x

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  2. I think it would be the norm to be a bit anxious when launching a new project. I wish you the best of luck, Hope it is a huge success for you.

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    1. Yes, I guess it would be Cheryl, and thanks, I hope it is too!

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