First, my ISBN. I can't wait to buy it so I can add my novel information on the internet. I need it to put myself on Goodreads, AllAuthor.com, and many other places. Every day I do a little research, and I find another place I want to list myself. There are so many online options, most less expensive than I thought they would be.
Granted, just about everything in this process is turning out to be cheaper than I thought. I've found an editor I like on Fiverr, got my cover made for under 100 dollars, and even commissioned a book blurb edit for 50 dollars. The most expensive things are tied to the Kickstarter. Metal Bookmarks are costly and can only be found in ONE place on the internet. Unbelievable. I need to make the Character Art Books by hand, and I still need to figure out exactly how I plan to ship everything. I have to make the boxes look fancy!
Next, the editor. I'm worried about sending my book for edits for the first time, but I desperately need it. I NEED more eyes. I've edited and read my book so many times in the last few months that I'm sick of it and can't get through it anymore without my mind wandering or wanting to delete every 'had' I see. I've been learning more writing techniques, and I've been wanting to go back and rework it, but I need energy for that. I don't have it. I can't wait to have a professional check things over, so I don't have to keep seeing tiny mistakes every time I scan it.
I'm having a hard time relaxing as well. It's as though all my years spent idle have put me in a maniac state that says "work, work, work" even when I'm resting. I work through my weekends and create ads on my phone in bed. My birthday is coming up in two days, and my only plan is to create new publisher graphics for Amazon next week. I should be on my break now, but I worked through it to read up on character descriptions, scheduling techniques, and writing here. The time I spend on screens lately makes me more of a "Nomophobe" than I'd like to, but it's the world of book marketing.
See you all soon!
If you want to know what a Nomophobe is...read the book. ;)
Or google it, but whatever.