If I’m honest, for the past few months this whole book publishing deal has felt pretty unreal. In February I signed the contract, in March I submitted the final manuscript and then…well since then I have just been waiting.
I have no idea what happens behind the scenes of a publishing company and so from my perspective it just kind of feels like a waiting limbo. I know my publication date is Spring 2014 – but what happens between now and then – I have no idea.
Which kind of makes the whole process feel pretty unreal.
And then last night I attended the publishers summer party.
And I met REAL people. Like REAL people who work in publishing and who publish books. I won’t pretend that I have learned anymore about how a book gets published, or what actually happens behind the scenes – but what I do know – is this is REAL.
And that feels REALLY fabulous – because this is REALLY going to happen!
And I can’t tell you how *relieved* I feel, because I think I have been wondering over the past few months if maybe I had imagined all this and did I actually really write an entire book and was it really going to be published.
But now, I have met the REAL people who are going to make my book REAL. This isn’t all some story I have made up in my head. This is really going to happen.
And that just feels so UNREAL!!!!
I guess it takes a while. How long does it take to create an EBook?
Even the e-book version via my publishers will still take months due to all the preparatory work (editing, proofing, typesetting etc).
Sam, completely different topic..
but look what just hasn’t sold…
Ha thanks David – this is defo one of those properties which will NOT sell!!! I wrote about this ONE year ago!! http://www.whatsamsawtoday.com/2012/07/27/what-to-do-when-a-property-will-not-sell/