Almost there…grrrr!

I have hit “Publish”! Slightly anti-climatic, because now I have to WAIT FOR 12 HOURS!!!

I think I’ve read about it before, but chose to forget that the title does not appear in Amazon instantly. They’re probably checking it for profanities (check!), drug use (check!), and smut (not really, but certainly sex references). Not sure why, considering the stuff that gets published these days. I would probably give it a PG-13 rating.

At least I get to show you my slightly improved (I think) cover:

FINAL COVER September 5

I have given up on adding color to my name – every single one I’ve tried made my last name completely disappear from the thumbnail. Finally I decided to go with “simpler is better” and made it all white. I’ve played with the whole thing for a couple of hours, but the only other change that’s happened is the title font. I’ve ended up printing the cover, and then tracing the name with a flat-tip marker, hopefully giving it a bit more “handwritten” look. Then it was a matter of scanning it in and changing color to white, and bam! My own font 🙂

Ok, so it’s once again “T-minus 12 hours and counting.” Damn it!

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50 responses to “Almost there…grrrr!

  1. Congrats on the job well done! I love the cover. I am also very encouraged by watching your progress. Not sure when I will finish my blog novel first draft, but I fee I tend to. Great job again.

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  2. Yes, the 12 hours is a bit frustrating…every time you make a change! Congratulations!

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  3. Congrats and thx Ana for sharing your publishing journey. It reads like a novel and with the high, lows, twists and turns deserves its own Amazonian adventure (travel guide into publishing territory genre?). I have learnt heaps .. hope I get to use it all as my blog blooms!

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  4. Congratulations! All the best wishes for when the book comes out! 😀

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  5. I’m happy for you; must be a great feeling to hit “publish,” the 12-hour wait notwithstanding. Think of it like putting a cake in the oven.

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  6. Looking good! You will wake up tomorrow morning and you will be a published author! Cheers!

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  7. Hey, it’s there already! I just checked!

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  8. Congrats, Ana!! I wish you all the best with the book.

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  9. On Becoming a Lemonade Maker

    I really love the cover! Best of luck!

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  10. How exciting! Congratulations! 🙂

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  11. So awesome! I would love to read/review this for you and post it on my blog!

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  12. Cool cover Ana! Always a tense time!

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  13. Love that cover!!! (And I’m pretty picky.) : )
    Congrats! Yay for you on your book! That’s awesome!

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  14. I love the book cover, Ana. Am going down the same route as you re publication, but probably won’t have things up and running until December. There’s so much to learn. Must have a browse of your site, to learn more about your journey.

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  15. Congrats!

    I, too, have hit the publish button on Amazon Kindle and then sort of deflated, waiting. It’s soo hard! I have two books I want up before the New Year (HW2 and the Rolf book). The next thing – marketing. *shudders*

    So is book cover design. I like this version you have here (although I haven’t seen the other and, really, this is my first time to your blog). It’s bright, eye catching and certainly tells us what’s what.

    Thanks for the follow! I look forward to exploring your blog more. 🙂 Nice ta meetcha.

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    • Thank you, Catherine, and congratulations to you too! I’m looking forward to marketing, will be blogging about what works for me, hope it could be helpful.

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      • You’re welcome and thank you. Marketing is something I struggle with because of my health issues. One of them – Multiple Chemical Sensitivities – makes my abilities to understand things or focus on something extremely unpredictable. I look forward to seeing what you do.

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      • Hi, Catherine, sorry to hear that – that makes your success at finishing a novel that much more amazing! I have a whole list of things to try, lots of material for future blogs 🙂

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  16. Congratulations!

    Why do they make you wait 12 hours? They allow an author to pretty much write anything don’t they?

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  17. Congrats!!! Happy Bookday to you! 😀

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  18. A huge congratulations to you, very exciting & I think the cover is great, white works fine for your author name 😊

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  19. Got it, reading it, I’ll keep you updated. I’ve posted a link on FB. I’m hoping some of my friends will read it or at least share the post. So excited, I know (virtually know) an actual published author. Woowho, go gal.

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  20. Love the cover. I think the white text is perfect!

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  21. If you don’t mind me asking, who did your editing? I am in need of an editor, and haven’t had any luck lately.

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  22. That cover is KILLER! ‘Can’t wait to read your book!! #goodbyebookban xD

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