From Zero to Sixty

A few months ago, I decided to stop procrastinating and make some final decisions about my novel, Shattered Angel, so that it could be published. From there, the process just took off. I had the manuscript copy edited, I made final changes, I sent it to a cover art and interior setup company, then waited impatiently for the first drafts to arrive. Then I made additional changes.

In the meantime, I attended the Left Coast Crime 2019 convention, Whale of a Crime, in Vancouver and talked to people about my new book. I was getting used to talking about myself in that way and about my novel. I worked with my partner, Heather Haven, to make some crucial decisions about when the book would be released by The Wives of Bath Press on Amazon (May 15, 2019). And I practiced reading aloud, because I had two book readings scheduled already. It was all happening so fast.

This past weekend, I participated in several events on Orcas Island, including the Orcas Island Lit Fest and “Use Your Words,” a literary salon at the Barnacle. I got to do two readings and meet a number of people to talk about my book. That was very exciting and positive.

Now I’m planning the release party, working on cover details, setup details with Amazon and thinking about marketing. There is so much to do and so many avenues to follow when you are independently publishing your book. It’s a daily job.

And I’m living in 1923 in my head half of every day, because life there goes on, too. Adriano Morelli has a new client and a new mystery to solve.