This one is for the IWSG. A few hours late, but I've been a bit rushed. And it's that rush that I'd like to talk about. You see, I'm putting out my novel 'The Glass' myself, and today the wonderful Duncan Eagleson, who is doing my cover, got back to me with the final image. At which point it occurred to me that I could have the novel uploaded and out there in a matter of days if I wanted. It brought home to me just how unprepared I am for all this. I should probably be organising a big cover reveal and blog tour thing, getting the word out about the novel and everything else. But I have no idea what I'm doing. This is the one part of the writing process I've generally had very little to do with, since I'm a ghost writer by trade. My job is to keep myself out of the publicity.
So I'd like to ask for your help and advice. What should I be doing, and how? Would anyone be interested in helping me out if I do the whole big reveal bit? I know it's a bit strange asking for this in the middle of an IWSG post, but this is very much what's making me insecure, the thought that the one book I've felt strongly enough about to put out myself, and my first experiment with the self-publishing route, might not work out if I don't get things a bit better organised.