I have so much to do and so little time to do it in, so why am I writing this blog post? I do it for myself. Sometimes I think it relieves stress and today, I need some stress relief. I have an obligation tomorrow that means I’ll have exactly zero time to do any publishing stuff, unless I get really lucky and can squeeze it in late in the evening. I’ll be tired from a long day on the road though so I’m not going to be surprised if it doesn’t happen.
Here’s the thing. I really need to meet a sort-of public deadline I set for publishing this latest book, but today’s my last day to do it because it won’t happen tomorrow and I don’t want to get too close to the end of the month with it.
So, here are the things that I need to do so that I can make that happen.
I need to finish the book. (Yep. I still have one or two scenes to wrap up and I’m just not there yet. A good use for my 9–12 writing time.)
I need to do a final edit. (I did do an edit of the whole book already because I promised myself I would edit before the end this time and I stuck to that. I did the edit of the first half of the book quite a while back and I did the second half edit on the 14th and 15th this month (I noted it in my daily word count log). That means I only have 16,591 words plus whatever I write today that hasn’t been edited (basically the end of the book) and that the rest should be an easy typo read only (meaning I won’t lose time to highlighting lots of little fixes on my Kindle that I will then need to fix in the book—which always takes longer than it seems like it should for some reason!). This is great news because I really need to get this done.)
I need to write cover copy for the book.
I need to format the book in a variety of ebook formats.
I need to publish the book in as many of the places I usually publish as I possibly can get to today. (Some of which will depend on which ebook formats I’m able to finish in the time I have.)
I feel like I’m forgetting something but time’s a’wasting and I plan to get a head start on that read-through edit before my writing time starts at 9. Toodles.