Now that September has begun, I have begun a (at the very least, mental) countdown to publication for Peace of Evon, the first book in the Peace of Evon series.
September 30 is publication day, and I am feeling both relieved and stressed (if it’s even possible to feel both at once). I don’t think I’ll be able to complete everything I’d planned to before the book is published, but, at the same time, this isn’t the first book I’ve published, so I already know I can at least complete publication successfully.
(Technically, this is the first half of the first book I published, but that just means I’m that much more familiar with the process.)
What I won’t be able to complete before publication is all of the advertising and contacting booksellers that I wanted to do. However, those can be done after publication just as easily as before (in some cases, after might be easier).
I’d say this has taught me not to bite off more than I can chew, but, since my entire life feels that way right now, I probably haven’t learned the lesson yet. As long as I can accomplish my rigid goals by the time I set for myself, I believe the more flexible ones will fall into place. Eventually.