I Have NO IDEA What I’m Doing!

Alternate title: AHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!

screaming lady

So the past couple days have been a whirlwind. I prepared for this self-publishing journey as best I could. I read. I researched. I joined groups and asked questions that people were generous enough to answer. I asked for help. A lot.

I still have no idea what I’m doing. Seriously. I have the same feeling I had when the doctors sent me home from the hospital with my first baby: HOW CAN I POSSIBLY BE THE PERSON IN CHARGE OF THIS SITUATION?!

My head is spinning with how redirect links and how to set up pre-orders and why isn’t my pre-order showing and what was the password to that newsletter thing I set up months ago and and and…

I am making mistakes. Sooooooo many mistakes. Like, the cover reveal is tomorrow BUT I put the covers up in the store with my preorders because I didn’t know if I could change them this close to the publication dates. Whoops. Kind of messed up the whole “reveal” aspect.

*hides under duvet in shame*

The novella is going to be free but one person has preordered it before I could ask Amazon to price match (OH MY GOODNESS SOMEONE HAS PREORDERED IT AND THEY ARE NOT RELATED TO ME WHAT IS THIS LIFE) and I spent hours last night feeling guilty that I have cost them 99 unnecessary cents* by messing up the dates.

It would be easy to fixate on the mistakes, but I’m doing my best to let them go. I’m probably never going to climb Everest (too lazy) or find a hidden temple in the South American jungle (snakes), but this journey is an amazing adventure and I want to enjoy it as much as I can.

(That being said, if any of my mistakes have spilled over on to anyone else I apologize unreservedly. All errors are my own and come from inexperience and child-induced sleep deprivation.)

*If you are this person I am so sorry! Email me!

 

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