The big explosion is my nerves — in a good-bad way. Good because I’m super excited. Bad because I’m super nervous. I’ve been told this is normal though, especially for nervous first-timers such as me. Also this is an excuse to post something Avatar: TLA on my blog. Just saying
Sokka’s the best.
My editing is finally done. The novella is at a solid 32,000 words, and I’m at the point where I feel like it’s the best possible story it can be. My diligent beta readers caught most of my heinous typos (including one where Lilia wanted to rip the face off of someone’s face). So basically my thought is that if Dominant Race does well, awesome, but if readers write nasty reviews and say it sucks, okay fine. I did the best I could, and I’m confident in that (which is where I wanted to be when I finished these edits anyway).
So all that’s left is editing the Smashwords file (dangit Mark Coker why can’t I just upload my own epub and/or mobi file instead of using a MS Word file?), making sure the cover image is the optimal size for each place I’m uploading it to (Apple, B&N, and Amazon have different ideal image sizes. I have to follow Apple’s minimum requirements to get in Smashword’s premium catalog thingy anyway so), and I think that’s it.
Oh yeah, getting ISBNs. Also! Once this is all done I’m submitting this puppy to get an official registered copyright or whatever (cost: $35). That gives me a leg to stand on if someone decides to copy and paste Dominant Race and sell it as their own work.
This is so close to being done, guys. I’m sorry for flailing so much — like I said it won’t happen as often after this first round — but a girl’s gotta flail when a girl’s gotta flail.
How’s your Friday?