Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Patience is a Virtue

As you all know the plan was to format the book in both epub and paperback this weekend, but of course nothing ever happens the way I plan for it. Murphy's law came into play and we are still at square one. Luckily a cyber friend of mine caught several mistakes on my cover, blurb, and on the back of the book before we had formatted. Not to mention, my cover artist had not finished the map. For some reason he didn't realize we would need that, too.

Anyway, I guess Mike forgetting to bring the finished map was a good thing since we didn't go ahead with the formatting. Although now I am stressed out about getting it all done. I guess it will happen when it's supposed to happen, which will be later this week since we also received more than a foot of snow and more on the way the next few days. 

I know we are so close but it brings me to one question - does it ever end?

I realize it will get done, It's just I am overwhelmed with it all. So, now that we know all the mistakes and Mike will get them fixed this week, (I hope) we will be back on schedule soon. 

At least I am trying to look at the bright side. And I did manage to get our taxes done on time. I guess we will have to be patient a little longer, but it will all work out and Fable will be launched in the next couple of weeks. 

In the mean time I am working on a blog tour. I have 5 writers who are interested, and I hope to get more soon. I have never done a blog tour. This is all new to me. If you know how one is done, please feel free to enlighten me. I'm sure I will figure it all out though. 

So all I ask, is be patient with me. The book will launch and the blog tour will happen. This too shall pass! 

With the blog tour I plan to have giveaway's and maybe some contests. If you have any ideas for those, let me know, too.

Until Friday, I hope all of you have a great week. Thanks for letting me vent and I hope to have better news with the next post.

Love, Lisa

5 comments:

  1. When I published my 4 novellas last year (well, one was technically novel-length, though very short novel length), I didn't publish a single one on time. I had set up a schedule on my website and missed every single date. One was due to burnout. I was too tired to even finish writing the book, so that got pushed back a month. The other got pushed back a month because the book took me longer to write than I was expecting. Another even got pushed back to this year, despite me trying to finish it during NaNoWriMo (I got 3 chapters written the whole month of November). That got published in February.

    So, of course, my New Year's Resolution is to not set any release dates until the only thing I have to do is upload the thing. Once it's complete, done post-production, in the can, whatever analogy you want to use, then I'll announce a release date.

    Did I keep it? Nope. The new covers for my books on deviantArt have a release date or two. I'm terrible at keeping resolutions ...

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  2. Yes, that frikin' Murphy always strikes! I'm sure it rarely pans out the way we want it to. I am also sure that it will all get done! Thanks for all your help, Ryan!

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  3. Ryan - Thanks for the words of encouragement. It helps knowing that we're not alone in setbacks and that delays are more common than not!

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  4. Hey, anything I can do to help. I suppose that's what I'm here for. Who knows?

    Maybe I'm just crazy.

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