Since I've never done a release week before, I have no idea how other writers do it. This is where I'm at and where I expect to be throughout the week.
First things first - Dying Embers is done and ready to be uploaded to Amazon. The Kindle edition will be out on Friday if at all possible. You know, barring flood, famine, or wonky internet connection. (I joked with my MIL about that last one on the phone yesterday. :shudder:) I'm ready to start working on the print version, too. No release date on that yet because I'm totally clueless about how long that process takes. But I do have the PDF of the cover now. Yay!
Most of this week will be devoted to getting Dying Embers out there so y'all can read it. And to that end, I hope I'll be too busy to angst over it.
Oh, who am I kidding? I have angst pre-scheduled in between all my other tasks. Every time I have a free moment, I'm angsting.
I'm like trying to be all Zen. But in the words of Bush "Everything's Zen, everything's Zen... I don't think so."
But I am using a day planner for the first time in over a decade, so I won't forget all the stuff I have to do. (As long as I remember to write it down.)
At the end of this week, I will be a published author. No big plans for Friday. No champagne (because I don't drink). No big dinner at a fancy restaurant (because eating out scares me after reading the health dept report around here). Nada. And that's okay, because I don't need fireworks. What I'll need at the end of this week is a nap.
And then Saturday, I need to get back to work on something other than Dying Embers.
If you're a published writer, do you celebrate your releases? If not, how do you imagine you'd celebrate your first release?