The countdown has begun, the wheels are in motion, and now there’s no stopping it. “Tedrick Gritswell Gets Crabby” is starting the march to release on the 30th of April.
- At Smashwords, the book is up for pre-order
- Likewise at Google and Amazon
- The audio-book production agreement has been signed
- The paper-back is being finalised
As all of this ramps up, I’ll be working feverishly in the background to make sure everything is tickety-boo. For example, the meat-grinder at Smashwords caught that my index was incorrect. I modified that again and posted it, and it came back again with a similar issue. Turns out Libre Office Write was doing what Microsoft Word does and insert random bookmarks. It’s little things like that, annoying niggles, that makes this part of the process very stressful.
Have I used the right version? Have I uploaded the document that was from three weeks ago without the corrections? Did I do Google before or after that last revision? It’s at times like this that being methodical really helps. I write down a list of what needs to be down and, as I do things, tick them off. Sounds good, right? It is, if things go smoothly. But sometimes, and by sometimes I mean often, things go ping and all the ticks that I thought were ticked now have to be unticked because there was mistake further up the line.
So why the pressure? Why put myself under the stress? Because deadlines matter, that’s why. Tedrick needs to be released. There was a lot of wasted time from the previous two years. Too much ‘other stuff’ getting in the way. If I’m serious about this, I need to make Stumpy a priority. Hence, the April 30th deadline. And everything that goes with it. Come what may.