Okay, that is not a very imaginative title. I just like to look at it.
Kinda like looking at this.
I just published my first book, a biography of my humor writing hero, Lewis Grizzard. Paperback soon to go live at 480 pages.
It began only in November with casual inquiries. That led to more serious research, which led to a book. 480 pages written, edited and published in under 90 days.
Because the book kept me busy I did not blog often. Now Amazon says my Author Page looks shabby due to a neglected blog. So I will write this shabby blog because maybe shabby is better than neglected. There is no end to unpaid work for a new author.
Along the way I launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise $30,000. That resulted in solicitations from consultants who can tell idiots like me how to make a Kickstarter campaign work. If I could afford consultants I would not need Kickstarter.
There are a lot of consultant rabbit holes when you write your first book. Consultants want to tell you how to write, edit, publish, sell and get reviews for a book you have yet to write. It is vital to avoid consultant rabbit holes and just do each step when you come to it.
Unless of course you skipped a step that you should have completed before the step you are on. Like do not try to edit a book before you write it. If you are doing things like that you probably need a consultant.
Okay, I gotta run.
Time to go solicit reviews for the next book I have yet to write.