The short answer to the question in the title is no, I didn’t. When I first started writing my weekly book updates two months ago Halloween seemed like a reasonable date to press the self-publish button. Then my baby started waking up to ten times every night and beginning my day before 5am didn’t seem quite as appealing. Then I went back to work and had even less time to write. Then in a flash of inspiration a few weeks ago I added a whole new section to the book, which has needed to go through the edit process.
In my update last week I said I was almost finished editing, and this week’s update is basically the same. I can smell the finishing line but am not quite there yet. The exciting news is that I’ve purchased my ISBN, and finalised the artwork for the cover.
After yet another brutal night on Saturday, I checked the time: 4:08am. I went for a pee then toyed with the idea of crawling back under the duvet, but realised it was my only chance to work on the book all weekend. So I bit the bullet, went into the office and got the laptop out. Fortunately bubs slept for two hours and the girls had a ‘lie-in’ until 6:30. Result!
So that’s the truth about how I’m getting this book written. Every teeny tiny window of opportunity is being utilised. I’ve not been blogging nearly as much, or joining in with half the linkies that I usually do. I’ve hardly socialised mid week for months. I have immersed myself in the book and spend almost all of my writing time on it.
I’ve decided that I don’t want to put myself under the pressure of working towards another deadline, and to be honest I’m starting to wonder if I’ll get it published before the year is out. It’s been bloody hard work, but I’m hoping it’ll all be worth it in the end!