The experience of publishing a book can be a daunting one. There is such a long process just to have your work accepted by a publisher. Then there is the lengthly editing process in which you must know when to bite your tongue and when to stand up for the integrity of your work. And then the fun stuff, like working with the artist to design a cover and working, then reworking, the blurb that will act as promotional material for your book. Its such an amazing, frustrating, exciting, aggravating, awesome experience. I hope to go through it many more times before I must retire my laptop.
And today the first royalty statement for To Be a Man was sent to me via my publisher.
This is real.
(The balance on the royalty statement was actually a negative since To Be a Man only came out a month ago…but it was awesome just the same. 🙂 )