Publishing a Book Takes All Day Long…

I decided since I posted about Kate Page as being my pen name, I might as well put it up on the header.  The truth is, I have a wide range of interests.  My first one is romance, and with romance, my tastes vary widely too.  Okay.  Not for paranormals.  You won’t see me writing a paranormal romance.  So when I write a time travel book or about a guy from another planet coming to Earth, I’m calling it a ‘Romance with a twist of fantasy’ because to me, paranormal has more to do with shapeshifters, vampires, etc. 

Anyway, that explains the header.  Now for the actual post.  😛

I published Bid for a Bride today, and I started at 9am.  I figured I could have it all done by 10am.  Boy, was that ever an optimistic view of how long this stuff takes.  I mean, what in the world?  I have how many books published, and I still haven’t figured out how long it’s going to take to get everything together and working on the internet?  I know.  It’s so sad. 

But I did get everything formatted, so Bid for a Bride is up on Amazon as a Kindle book (on the same day I uploaded it–I never saw it go up that quick before; I’m amazed).  I did format it for Smaswords but since Smashwords had a glitch last night, I opted to wait until tomorrow.  Fortunately, since I’ve done all of this work, it truly will be about an hour’s work tomorrow to upload it and get the links going on my website, Facebook and my first draft blog.  I also made another attempt at a paperback version.  Wish me luck on that one!

What else?  Making the announcement on Facebook and my blogs. 

Sadly, when I write it out, it doesn’t sound like it takes all that long.  No wonder I’m consistently under the illusion that this is a quick process.  I assure it, it takes longer than what it sounds like.  lol

But I’m excited.  There’s a rush that I experience every time I see my book up on the Internet in its final form.  I feel like I accomplished something, and I love feeling like I’m making traction in the writing arena.  There’s no better rush than seeing the months of hard work paying off in a tangible form, if you consider ebook a tangible object. 

But I’m happy.  Tired but happy.  😀

About Ruth Ann Nordin

Ruth Ann Nordin mainly writes historical western romances and Regencies. From time to time, she branches out to contemporaries romances and other genres (such as science fiction thrillers). For more information, please go to or check out
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2 Responses to Publishing a Book Takes All Day Long…

  1. cool banner!

    that’s my problem. i never budget enough time because everything sounds like it should be fast, then I end up frustrated because I don’t get everything done.

    • Stephannie made the banner. I just hated that bare bones look on a blog header, so I’m relieved to have it changed. I’m glad it looks good!

      I am pulling what little hair I have left out of my head right now because I can’t click the ‘finished’ option for my NaNo novel on Smashwords (Bid for a Bride). I can publish it and have the new version up, but it says it’s still a work in progress, and you know how tacky that is! Ugg! My nuclear option will be to email Mark and see if he can click it for me.

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