Oh Look What Just Happened!

Well…the giving birth was much quicker than I expected! I thought my little bundle of joy would be here by Monday or Tuesday. But, the Kindle version is already live!

I have tried to add a link to this picture, so if you click on it you end up seeing it on Amazon’s website. Will it work? I have no idea! But I’ll get some help over the weekend to do a proper promo post!

We Hide What We Hate About Ourselves: Part Of The "Learners At Love" Series by [Finch, Melody]

Please excuse me while I go and ring my mum…and my sisters…and Jack…and a bunch of other friends who I have been boring for weeks telling them I was working on editing my first novel!

 

 

 

49 thoughts on “Oh Look What Just Happened!

    1. It’s so nice to see the end result!
      However, we have already had to upload a new version when it was obvious the formatting had not transferred correctly. Editing and formatting never seem to end!
      The writing is the fun bit, what comes after that is like labour pains!

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    1. Thank you Marianna!
      I would never have imagined when I started writing about Annabelle that so much would follow! The publishing – editing, proofreading, formatting is a huge headache!!! But to finally see it up there feels great!

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    1. Thank you Sheree! I am so glad to finally see the Kindle up there.
      The paperback is in process too. I am hoping that will be up by Tuesday. my family all want paperback copies.

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    1. Thank you Teresa! I’m sure you know very well how different the writing of your story and the painful stage of editing, proofreading and formatting can be.
      I was finding it hard going.
      We realized that the first version published last night was not formatted properly, so we have already had to submit an update. I hope the update appears soon.

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      1. I love editing and formatting. It’s so fulfilling seeing something come together into its final shape. Updates are easy with Amazon. Good luck with your sales 🙂

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      1. Yeah, I’m going to get the paperback when it comes out and I have the money, because if something happens to my laptop, then I’ll still have a copy of your book 🙂 Hope you are extremely successful with your book!

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    1. Thanks Li. Someone had the idea of showing bruising, but that would have been a bit scary. Still the idea of strange kind of purple bruises that Annabelle has tried to hide for so long steered us towards that colour.
      I had zero ideas about front cover. I am not artistic at all. But I quite like it. I can’t wait to see it in paperback though. The cover is supposed to be glossy.

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    1. ❤ Thank you!
      Thank you for all of your support and encouragement too.
      It was such a long writing project. It's turned out to be three books!!!
      When other bloggers were reading the posts as I published them and sending encouraging comments, it kept me going, determined to finish Annabelle's story!

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    1. I know right!!! It was amazing to see it finally up there!
      My long long Annabelle story has been broken into three books! A whole series!
      I would never have imagined this when I saw Kim’s writing prompt and decided to have a go!

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    1. Thank you so much Barbara!
      I was super super excited when I saw it appear so suddenly on Friday night!
      I still am excited! And….drumroll, I have sold more than three copies! I always said that if I ever published a book, only three would sell….one for my parents one for each of my younger sisters. But I have beaten my expectation of three over the weekend!
      I can’t wait for my author copy to arrive so I can have a real paperback version in my hands!

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        1. Can I ask you Lisa….Kindle is such a mysterious world to me….what is KDP Select? If you do know what it is, would you recommend it?
          Maybe I misunderstood the wording, but initially it seemed a bit restrictive, but they also seem to suggest that it can make it more likely readers will see your book?

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          1. KDP select are people like me who have Kindle Unlimited. I pay a flat $9.99 per month and have unlimited downloads to books that are on the service. Amazon pays you royalties on the download even though it doesn’t cost me any extra to download. I would absolutely recommend it because you will get paid either way. There are a lot of us out there. It opens your writing up to a lot more people who won’t pay $6.99 for a download of a “not yet” famous author. 😊. By the way, I’m 1/2 way through the book. It’s a roller coaster of emotions.

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            1. I have enrolled in KDP Select now 🙂
              It is an emotional roller coaster! I think half way must be around the time Robin and Annabelle are having a lot of honest talks! Originally that whole section went on for even longer. I tried to cut it down as much as possible!

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                1. What happens next opens up a whole new side to Annabelle.
                  When I started writing the story one of characters named Dean, who has only been mentioned up to now, was inspired by Jack. But strangely, after I started writing, Jack made contact with me and made peace (and the rest is history) so Dean ended up being more than just a passing mention, He ended up becoming a lot more interesting.

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                    1. Oh wow!
                      Yes Book Two is finished. I need my friend to help finish the cover and to load it up onto Amazon.
                      I love book two. Because of how I have split it, I can afford another 30,000 words to pad out book three, which I am pleased about. Book three needs to be more balanced and I need to inject a lot more humour and description into it. So there might be a delay of a few weeks before Book three is ready, but I think Book two is very interesting and it moves the characters along. I enjoyed writing it so much, but it also sets the scene for some real drama in book three.

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