In case you’re wondering, the title is fitting. I am now loading; currently waiting; in a holding pattern.
For those of you who have been following me, I have been in the process of self-publishing my first book. I’ve submitted my manuscript, chosen my cover, written the back cover and author bio and now, production has begun. From what I understand, production takes some time, so it’s a matter of having to hurry up and wait. So, in an abstract way, I am picturing myself staring at a now loading screen for a RRMORPG with a slow internet connection.
But truthfully, there are tons of things that I can do in the meantime and this post is one of them. Since I am self-publishing, that means that I am self-marketing as well. I do not have a degree in marketing or advertising, so I am beginning at square one, but that doesn’t matter because at least, I am beginning.
I have the email addresses of all of my closest friends, some acquaintances and of course, family, and I have emailed back and forth with a few of those who follow my blog. But for those of you who would not mind an email update when my book is published and available for purchase, I would love it if you could visit my contact page and shoot me an email. The link for my contact page is below.
Once my book is complete, I plan to arrange a free giveaway of no more than eight copies of my novel and I would love to be able to include those of you who take the time to read what I post. And I promise, I will not be sending you recipes, chain letters or pictures of Donald Trump on Kim Kardashian’s body.
-If you have enjoyed my commentary or my short stories, then please check out my youtube channel, The Wicked Orchard; where you can listen to me read my short stories
-And don’t forget to check out Comparative Reasoning here on wordpress for written commentary on a whole hosts of topics.
-If you’d rather listen than read, definitely check out Comparative Reasoning on youtube, where you’ll hear of earful of social, economic and political commentary.