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The deed has been done!

On December 31st 2010, I started my venture into writing a book. I made it my New Years Resolution to get it finished and to publish it in under a year. Usually I don’t hold up to resolutions to myself, or just get bored with them- and it gets put to the back of my mind, but this time around I was completely determined.

Last night, after 10 months of work; writing my ass off, 3 full edits, formatting and reformatting and stressing the hell out, I submitted my book to Amazon to be published. I F’ING DID IT!
Now, i’ve read the thing so many times that I have no idea if it’s funny anymore- but i’m proud of myself; still I have no idea if anyone else will agree, as NO ONE else has read the complete book (I have one person, and one person only with the finished version who is in the middle of reading it right now, so the jury is still out there).

It’s a feeling of accomplishment, excitement, and extreme nervousness.  My hope is that it’s as good as I think it is, and that people will love it, and of course my dream is for it to become a HUGE hit and to be picked up by a real publisher… but with these things, you never really know how it’s going to go.

I stayed up WAY too late last night just to get the thing in, because I made a promise that it would be done and out by November 15th, and in less than 24 hours now I should be getting an email from Amazon with the proof to my book and I CAN.NOT.WAIT. I’ve only ever envisioned the book in final form in my head; to see it in completion, even if it only sells 5 copies and everyone hates it, will be a huge accomplishment for me.

I really can’t even put together words to completely express how i’m feeling right now, I just CAN’T WAIT for this thing to come out… even if it brings mega-trolls to my page.

So here’s what you need to know, so far:
The book is being released on Amazon.com and will be available internationally.
The list price is 14.99 (and I didn’t have much of a say in that).
I do believe you can buy it anywhere on Amazon, but the best place to get it (aka me not getting ripped off) is through my Amazon store, which I will give everyone the link to once the book is officially published.
I have no idea about shipping or if it will be available for Prime, I hope so.
I also plan on releasing an e-reader version, but I haven’t started that process yet.
I will NOT be releasing an e-book. I hate e-books, I don’t care if they are the wave of the future.
The release date, if I have anything to do with it (and Amazon says I do) will be November 15th @ midnight.
The title of the book is “Musings of a 20-something Mom, and the perils of being a Mommy Blogger”

Ok, I think that’s everything I know so far! If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask.
Back to the funny tomorrow, because my kids are ridiculous and never a day goes by where they don’t do something weird enough to be blog worthy.

Posted on November 3, 2011 by Holdin' Holden 0 Comment
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