If you've been following along with my blog for a while, then you know that my MCs for 'Over Land & Under Stone" are a couple of misfits. Perhaps you're also aware of the adage 'opposites attract'? In the case of Zec and Liha, this would definitely be the case. Read on to see my response to Day 14 of the Myth Madness WIP Challenge and read more about my main characters.
#MythMadnessWIP Day 14
I loved the Avatar animated series when it came out. What a great story and rich world! This statement works for my MCs, but it goes both ways. They do love each other but there's a lot standing in the way of them being together.
Oh, no! An Oversight! Oh, the humanity!
Imagine that! Me, forgetting to check something kind of important... <sigh> I was notified Friday (but didn't see the message until this morning) that one of my manuscripts has the wrong ISBN listed inside. I just had to shake my head because it seems that would be basic, something of a 'duh' level on the checklist. But no. I totally didn't check that. So if you've ordered (or tried to order) a paperback, please forgive my oversight.
Another thing I was notified of was that Draft2Digital didn't have my 'permission slip' concerning my sole ownership of the copyright for Ripples. So I needed to remedy that or lose my connection to the biggest selling venue.
The life of an independent author who is also self-publishing /and/ creating all the artwork /and/ doing all the marketing (aside from kind friends and family spreading the word) is certainly a challenge. I know I'm going to miss things. I just have to remember that I'm human and be OK with the delays. I can't afford an editor still, nor can I afford to have someone promote my work for me. Otherwise, I'd publish through Ingram Sparks. Their package deals are certainly the best, especially concerning in-store sales opportunities. Until I can afford them, I'll keep publishing through Draft2Digital and Lulu Publishing. They've been a huge help to me in many ways as I learn how to live this crazy indie author life.
To others struggling to figure it all out, be sure you give yourself space to be human and make mistakes. It is in our mistakes that we learn the most helpful things. Breathe. Fix the issues. Then continue pressing on. But whatever you do, don't quit! And know you are not alone in your struggle.
Melody Kittles writes fantasy fiction under the name Robin McElveen. She loves God, her family, the arts, a warm cup of coffee or tea, visiting friends, and collecting coffee & Pusheen items.
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