Writing a novel

My Own Published Novel #writing #amwriting #author #romance #publishing

giphyWell, I did it. I actually published a novel on my own.

Now, while I know that hundreds of people do it every day, I’m still going to be a little giddy about it. Isn’t everyone? I mean, I can’t be the only one, right?

when people say that it must be so easy to stay home and write a novel all day every dayPlease tell me all of you lovely followers that have self published a novel did a happy dance after your self published novel released…

While there was a couple of hiccups, I have to say that all in all, I had a great experience.

when you get your first royalty checkOf course, the two mistakes I did make, like ordering too many proofs before I fully read through the one I had, leading to needlessly spending money and uploading the eBook version too soon and having to freak out over whether the edited copy would release or the unedited one with several typos, thanks to Amazon having issues, both errors of judgment are things that I’m not going to do next time.

Other than those two issues, everything was extremely smooth and totally painless. I can’t wait to do it again for my next novel in November!



6 thoughts on “My Own Published Novel #writing #amwriting #author #romance #publishing

  1. I’m so glad that you had a fairly smooth experience. I don’t blame you for feeling giddy. There’s a lot to do and you accomplished it. You should be proud.

    I self-published a book about infertility in the 90’s before ebooks. It was a long, hard process. What I found most difficult was the type-setting of the text for the printing company. I swore I’d never do it again, but things are getting easier. Maybe by the time my novel(s) are ready, I’ll be able to handle it. Seems exhausting though.

    Congratulations on such a wonderful accomplishment.

    1. Thank you! I can’t imagine going through it again if it was a hard process, but in reality, it really wasn’t. I will say it was a process where you have to really pay attention to detail and go slow, but it’s really easy. If you have any questions when the time comes you can always ask!

  2. Congratulations Angela! It looks like you are an old hand at writing and publishing but I think the excitement never wears off. Well done and keep up the good work. 🙂

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