Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Heart of the Castle

I promised The Heart of the Castle would be out on December 1st, and December 1st it was.


Doing NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writers Month) and trying to launch a book at the same time (as well as writers group stuff and critiquing stuff and looking for a job and illnesses and Thanksgiving and my winter garden...well, you get the picture) was insane.

Next year I need to add a 13th month that has NOTHING planned. I'll use that month for book launches. Suuuurrre. :)

So I finished 50,000 words for NaNoWriMo on November 28th. 27th? Whatever. I finished NaNoWriMo and got my book all ready to go, and submitted it (the process actually went better than I expected) and waited. And waited. The book is up on Amazon, and on Smashwords as of this morning, but it hasn't been approved for their premium catalog which means it hasn't been sent to BN or Kobo or any of the other vendors that Smashwords submits to. I'm going back to check the status about every three minutes (a slight exaggeration) hoping it will be sent this morning. Then it takes a while for some of the vendors to process...

I decided with earlier books that I didn't want to submit in January, April, or July. Now November. I really don't think there's a good month for a book launch.

On the other hand, Heart of the Castle will be available in a hard copy! It's over 70,000 words, so it's a relatively standard sized novel. It'll be large--Createspace judges the cost by the number of pages so it's cheaper for me to make it 6x9 and fewer pages than to make it 5x7 and more pages.

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