Counting Down…sorta

Posted: June 18, 2014 in Uncategorized

One step closer. I received the proof from the formatter on Monday, much sooner than expected. I raced home, loaded it into my iPad, and set to reviewing it. First, I have to say it was a total rush to see my book on the virtual shelf alongside all the other books. It looked real, it looked legitimate. It even has an ISBN, just like all the other books!

Anyway, a couple of minor formatting issues are being addressed, so it should be ready to debut in just a couple of weeks. All that’s left now is the waiting which, as I’m sure I’ve mentioned before, isn’t really my strong suit. I don’t really have much to say today, just a bunch of nervous, excited energy that’s rattling around my brain while I wait for this crazy, lifelong dream to happen.

It’s funny, in a way: I spent so much time wanting to be a writer, but not really doing anything about it. Then, a few years ago, I was mired in writing a story that had been on my mind for a couple of years (a truly terrible, poorly-written, self-indulgent poopile that’ll never see the light of day) when it occurred to me that the transition from wanting to be a writer to actually being a writer is dangerously simple. It involves actually writing. That’s pretty much it. If you want to be a writer, write. However, my personal definition of the word is a bit different, because of the goal I set up: I’m not calling myself a writer until I’ve sold a copy of my book. I don’t expect it to make much sense, but that is the bar I’ve set and, when that bar is cleared, well, that’ll be one hell of a great day.

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