Anyhoo, if you read the "About the Author" page, you'll know that I like very much to write, and this Very First Post is to celebrate the Very First Time that I can truly, finally say that one of my books is finished! After six-ish years of writing, editing, and re-re-re-re-re-editing (ahem, those of you who write should understand), I've finally self-published the first installment in my trilogy!
|What should have happened above my neighborhood when I finally clicked on "Approve Proof"|
The Beginning of the War--Createspace.com
The Beginning of the War--Amazon.com
The Beginning of the War--Barnes and Noble (I just added this after seeing that my book is available on Barnes and Noble!)
I am also planning to make it available as a Kindle e-book sometime in the future. Not sure when, but I probably will eventually.
Why did it take me such a long time to finish my book, you ask? Well...let's put it this way: I started when I was about 11 and thus, the first draft was VERY childish. So, my father read the whole thing aloud a couple years later (about) and I edited some more. And then some friends critiqued it and I edited more. And more and more and more and more and more and more and....you get the idea. It took a long time. THEN when I was almost done, the spacing on the pages was messed up. THEN when I was almost done, I had to add another chapter. THEN when I was almost done I couldn't get Drop Caps (which is that fancy thing when the first letter of a chapter is big) to work in Microsoft Word. Does anyone else hate Microsoft Word? It's a complicated, mixed feeling I have about it. But I finally, after a
|Literally me when I got Drop Caps to work|
I know this is a short post. But what else is there to be said? More news is to follow (even if you don't want it), and I hope that this blog thing (I seriously have no idea what I'm doing) works out okay.