#WeeklySmile-Self Publishing

This past week has been a blur.  I’ve decided to publish a book of poetry!  Along that line, I sent out a request for Beta Readers.  That effort didn’t pan out as well as expected, but I did receive some good feedback that I can use.

This effort is a real learning experience.  I have NO idea what I’m doing.  But that’s never stopped me before!!  🙂  heehee!!

I’m going the route of self-publishing through Amazon.  So I’ve been researching as much as I can.  I’ve gone through my stack of poetry again and again, eliminating some pieces and adding others.

I am now at the point in the project where I’m proofing and formatting each piece.  It’s tedious.  After you look at your own work for so long, you go blind.  What I mean by that is that the piece loses its depth.  You have to really concentrate and stay focused.

I’m excited about this project and am happy about the progress I’ve made.  I’m especially looking forward to the long weekend so that I can concentrate on it.

I’ve decided on a title for the book, but don’t have the artwork for the cover yet.

Once I am further along in this process, I may post another request for Beta Readers, with a more finished possibility of the book.  If you’re interested in being one of those Beta Readers, use my contact page and send me an email.  I’ll be in touch!

All in all, I’m a very happy girl these days.  I’m still loving my new digs, although I am having some plumbing issues.  But that’s for a different post.

I hope all of you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Thank you for joining me on this journey!  Penny ❤

*This is in response to Trent’s “#WeeklySmile” prompt.  If you would like to join in on the fun you can find out all about it HERE.  

About Penny Wilson Writes

Penny Wilson is a freelance writer who writes in several genres. She's had a successful blog with a growing and loyal following for more than 5 years. Penny has written articles for Counseling Directory .org, Introvert Dear .com, and WOW Women on Writing. Her poetry has been published on Ariel Chart, a monthly online Journal, Spill Words Press and the Poppy Road Review. She is currently working on her first novel. You can find more of her writings on her blog at: https://pennywilsonwrites.com/ and follow her on Twitter @pennywilson123.
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17 Responses to #WeeklySmile-Self Publishing

  1. Colline says:

    Wow! So adventurous of you. Enjoy the journey.

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  2. dawnkinster says:

    Congratulations on your book project!

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  4. Glad I could help in some small way. Sorry it didn’t work out so well 😢

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  5. Glad you are pushing forward with your book, My Dear! Hope you have a good response for Beta Readers!!! Thanks so much for trusting me!!!
    xoxoxo

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  6. trentpmcd says:

    Yeah, I can totally relate! My calls for beta readers have never worked out. I did get some helpful comments on Seasons of Imagination, but pretty much nothing on the others. And learning from scratch, yes, been there too…. Keep going! It is an exciting process.

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  7. 80smetalman says:

    All the best with it Penny and you have a Happy Thanksgiving too.

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