It may seem that I’ve been neglecting my website because of the lack of blogs. in truth I’ve been swamped with stuff to do for the launch of my first book this coming Monday.
I love writing so much it rarely stresses me out, but striving to be a self-publisher is daunting, there’s so much to learn and so much to do if you want your work to reach beyond family and friends.
One of my biggest problems has been learning how to navigate around my laptop, learn to type and make use of all those little tricks that assist you in making life easier. The transition from longhand to typing on a laptop was painstaking and I often lost it to the point of drowning that ‘vicious brute’ in the water-butt or taking a sledge hammer to it. I was convinced the thing had been invaded by an alien troll that was hell bent on destroying me; and the only thing it was helping me with was how to string hundreds of expletives together while jumping up and down and waving my arms about like a demented crow scarer for several minutes at a time without taking a breath.
Those who have already been down the self-publishing route assure me that it all gets a lot easier after that first book, and I believe it will. So, if you’re thinking of writing that book and publishing it yourself, go for it. It won’t be easy and may not be worth it but you’ll never know if you don’t at least try. You’ll be amazed at how many lovely people will offer you their help, especially on line and from all over the world.