You know that feeling where you’re so excited about something that you might just choke? Or throw up? Your whole body is humming with anticipation mixed with a large dollop of fear? Your hands shake at odd moments, your hairline sweats, and you realise that no matter how much washing up there is, it’s not enough to distract you?

Yeah, that.open clip art, sick smilieI’ve talked about self publishing for so long that it seems really odd to be doing it.

I told someone this morning to be the Nike poster-girl and ‘Just Do It.’ Much easier telling someone else to do that than to do it yourself.

Preparations for the first story in the Meeting Each Other series is going very well. The piece has come back from my editor. Some changes I fought, others I didn’t, as you’d probably expect. Now it’s with one last reader to proofread (I know it’s what I do on the side, but I still feel that nobody should really proofread their own work without letting someone else have a look too) while I track down the models I had in mind for the cover art.

Yes, I’ll hopefully be using a real photo as part of the design, rather than just vector art and text. It’s not something I’ve done before, but the cover artist I have in mind does excellent work and I’m confident they can manage the brief. ^_^ Meanwhile I’ve pin pointed a formatting team who can make the piece ready for all e-reader formats.

All in all, this experience is one I’m loving immensely, though I still want to chuck my lunch every time I think about it. I hope that gets better over time.

What was the last experience you had that made you want to throw up? Were you excited? Scared? Just a little nervous? I love hearing from you and remember, for each comment you make on posts throughout August up to September 26, your name will be put in the draw to win one of four free copies of the upcoming ebook. Comment awaaaaaaaaay!
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About Ileandra Young

I'm a thirty-*mumbles* year old (purple loving, cheese worshipping) author of fantasy, juggling a pair of beautiful twin boys with my burning desire to make up stories and write them all down. When I get the chance, I play games, listen to music, and in days long past I even ran a radio show. Though I occasionally write non-fiction, my heart lives in fantasy and my debut novel, Silk Over Razor Blades is now available through Amazon along with part two of the trilogy, Walking The Razor's Edge.
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4 Responses to *heerrrk!*

  1. Best of luck, Ileandra!


  2. jmmcdowell says:

    Graduate oral exams! I didn’t actual throw up, but I know someone who did. đŸ™‚


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