I’m about to do the final edit on my first children’s book and send it out for copyright. I’ve already had the cover made, from a new cover designer called Deer Watson Media. You can see it there. Once the final edit is done, I’ll publish to Amazon directly and consider publishing to Smashwords. I’m not sure about Smashwords as I thought, mostly because I wonder just how big the markets it services are compared to Kindle.
I’m also not so sure about the business structure an ebook writer uses. Technically it seems I’m a sole proprietorship, but information is scarce on the ground whether or not you need to do things like get an EIN or what. I think I will publish first and then get some professional advice later.
It’s scary to finally be this close to my dream. The last few days I’ve had serious doubts. Can I do this? Won’t I fail? It’s like having doubts before a diving meet, and having doubts the first time you stand at the edge of the diving board and look down. There’s been doubts about whether or not I can make it as a writer, too. But I’ve come this far, and I need to trust myself, trust in God, and finish to the end.