Susan Gourley stumped me with her question about self-publishing when she asked: Just how long does it take to write and publish a book?
So I sat down and figured it out. The Devil To Pay is kind of a cheat since the story was pre-existing and I was planning on subbing it to an anthology. But I decided to track the rest of my time to give you some idea on how long it took to accomplish every step.
For the next book, I imagine formatting and cover art will be faster, but writing the story will take longer.
If you're interested in how long it takes to take a novella from idea to publication, stop by and say hello to Susan and tell me what your timetables are like.
Another scorcher yesterday. 113 degrees! I let the chicks free-range, but the roosters and older hens remain penned up so nobody gets into any generational squabbles. Fortunately, Greg installed a water mister that keeps their pen cool. It's actually quite pleasant in there.
Another win! Smashwords has been awful about letting The Devil To Pay go on to the premium catalog so Barnes & Noble, Kobo and Sony can pick it up. But it finally went through and now I feel I can relax.
A big thank you to Cate Masters who figured out where my formatting problem was. You're the best, Cate!
And here it is at Barnes & Noble. I'm so proud. :grin: