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Monday, 6 September 2010

Scary New Start

Ok... busy few weeks! First of my car repeatedly stopped working, which resulted in much hassle getting to current temp job.

So Tuesday rolls around and it turns out office is dead quiet... so Friday will be my last day, which was quiet sad as I've been there over 6 months and made friends with most of the guy's I work with. But, that is the wonderful world of temping... so what can you do.

Anyway due to the ammount of writing and stuff with the HWB site I've been doing the little extra income thats been coming in has steadily grown, but I've been stashing it to 're-invest' so to speak. I know I've got the websites and I've done Hope Moon and Hope Ocean, but they were published basically because I wrangled some free ISBNs along with database listing. It's always just been more for fun, raisng awarness and a good outlet for some writers I'm frends with.

I kind of got a bit carried away with it all, learning about book publishing and distribution as I went, putting any income back into adding more to sites, software, registation with various groups. Which kind of leads me to the 'scary new start'...

So Friday come around, I wave good-bye to my friends at office and head for train -(car still not running) - and just as I get to station my Blackberry starts beeping, an email... from the UK ISBN office... starting 'Dear Publisher'. Ok, to be honest I was sure when I filled in the forms, some sensible person somewhere would have went "ok she's not bad at blogging etc, and she's enthusiastic... but a publsher. No only sensible, organised people are allowed to run publishing companies" But they did not!

Then another email comes through 'Subject: deposit of titles with British Library'... The-British-freaking-Library! Oh my days there are people out there that actually think I know what the hell I'm doing.

So here I am first day in my what-was-living-room-now-full-of-office-stuff sorting out supply links with Amazon and playing round with book covers. Hoping no-one works out I have NO IDEA what the hell I'm doing!

Think happy thoughts, think happy thoughts, think happy thoughts....

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