Aug 232010
 

I’m at Romance University today talking about new possibilities and opportunities. I hope I don’t come off as whining or complaining about traditional publishing. I don’t feel that way. I’m just so glad that I became open to indie publishing. Once I made the decision, it felt so good. Better than good, it felt right.

More exciting stuff. Cattitude is on Smashwords! Thanks to my brilliant friend for formatting it for me. And to my other wonderful friend for answering a thousand questions. (I don’t know if they want me to blab their names, but they are in my acknowledgments.) The formatting for Kindle is different, and Cattitude will probably be on it tomorrow. I hope! All very exciting times! I only slept a few hours last night. Too revved up. There’s a sample download on Smashwords. I hope you’ll check it out.

I’m off now to walk my dogs, which will make them excited. I’ll squeeze in a trip to the grocery store this afternoon. How is your day shaping up?

Aug 192010
 

I’m happy, happy, happy! Cattitude is done and will be up soon, thanks to my brilliant and generous friend (I don’t know if she wants me to post her name, so I won’t). I need to learn how to do the Kindle and Smashwords formatting, but right now I’m taking baby steps to keep my brain cells from exploding. With my next book I might give it a go.

I have to set up a marketing plan. In print I’d need to have started promotion months ago. But in print it takes months, even years before your book is out. I just finished mine and it might take days. Besides, I have the luxury to build a readership — who I hope will love the book and tell their friends to buy it. :cool: In print, the first week is crucial. In a month or two, the book might be bumped off the shelves. But I don’t have to worry about that.

Anyway, I’m happy to be done, and now I have to play to catch up. I’m going to critique a friend’s book and I’m looking forward to it. I have some other things to do, including adding links to my website.

I’ll be blogging here more regularly, too. I’ll try to make my next posts more interesting. I see in my last post I said I was crawling out of the cat cave. I feel the same way now. Something had to go, and it was this blog.

What gets lost when you’re so busy?