Other than the obvious - Dying Embers went live on Friday (both Kindle and Createspace) - it was a pretty scattered week.
I took Max to the vet. His gums were a little inflamed so they gave him an antibiotic shot. Otherwise, he's progressing nicely.
I got the final PDF for the print cover, uploaded all that, and then ordered a proof copy - expedited so it would arrive on Friday rather than the following Thursday. When the mail came, I was seriously cheezed off because it wasn't in there. Umm, yeah, I know... expedited doesn't come USPS. The UPS guy dropped it on the front porch just as I was laying down for a nap. After I got up, I scanned through it and everything looked peachy, so I approved the proof for sale.
Meanwhile, I had uploaded everything for the ebook copy and set it to 'preorder' for a Friday launch. I actually managed to snag 8 sales - which is awesome for me since I've heard tales of a sale-free launch day.
Then launch day came. And I was a total spazz. In fact, I got so sick of myself, I picked up and went to the used bookstore in town. It is a testament to my will power that I have not been there since we moved here, because if I had gone, I would not have had the fundage to self-publish - believe you me. The place is awesome. The owner is a book geek and computer nerd like me. And she plays awesome old songs throughout the store. Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald. :happy sigh: Just what I needed to get out of my own head for a while. I came home totally refreshed - and that was even with a midday stop at Walmart afterwards. I swear old bookstores are like a shot of B-12 to me.
And before you ask, no I didn't do anything to otherwise celebrate launch day. It's just not me. I remember celebrating completing my first novel. After that, not so much in the yahoo-yippee arena. I'm not much of a celebrator, I guess. To each his own.
I did get kinda choked up when a blog follower and avid reader gave me a most excellent review. And I got teary at the outpouring of support from my friends - who reviewed, and tweeted and blogged. and facebooked about my release. Plus, out of the blue yesterday, I got a notice that someone I'd never heard of tagged me in a tweet. They were talking about the release of my book! Could've knocked me over with a stick.
What happened in your worlds last week?