"There is a place. Like no place on Earth. A land full of wonder, mystery, and danger! Some say to survive it: You need to be as mad as a hatter. Which luckily I am." - Johnny Depp as Mad Hatter, Alice in Wonderland
I am so excited to be getting close to the release of Anna's Tears! And in more ways than you might think...
Just like my writing experience, publishing my novel has been even more involved and consuming than I could ever have anticipated. Some days I feel like Alice falling down the rabbit hole with all of the decisions I've had to make - as my amazing in-person book club members can attest!
I've fretted over the cover design; the type of font to use; the page lay-out including a little thing called a fleuron (what is a fleuron?); the back cover text; whether or not to include an author photo; what mood to portray in that photo; whether or not to pre-release information on the book; how to price it; and the list goes on and on. And just when I've thought I'm finished making decision, more tasks appear like mushrooms after rain. In the end I know it's worth all of the effort, but it would have helped had that rabbit arrived with Mad Hatter Johnny Depp.