My book is finally finished being edited and is ready to be published. It took me 2 months to write it, but then it took me another 4 months to edit it. I have been working for at least 8 hours a day to get it right so there are no mistakes. It is ready, but not ready because I may have made a mistake with the copyright.
I copyrighted it on November 28th 2011 and I uploaded my unfinished book and the cover, but haven’t taken any other action, besides uploading the current revision of course. I’m not sure if I was supposed to mail it to them or not. It still says pending so I’m not sure when it will be completed. I don’t want to take any chances with it so I won’t publish it until the copyright has gone through.
I said I was going to publish it tomorrow, January 1st 2012, but now I have to wait until January 2nd when I can call the copyright office and talk to someone. This really sucks but my hands are tied.
That will give me another opportunity to read the book one last time to make absolutely sure there are zero mistakes. It sucks because I have read my book about 20 or 30 times. I have never read a book this many times before, and since it’s my life story, I have to relive it again every time I read it. I just want to be done with it and move on.
Anyway, I will update this on Monday when I have spoken to someone at the copyright office. If my claim has expired because I didn’t mail a printed copy, then I will have to copyright it again and mail it to them and wait for god only knows how much longer before I can publish it. I’m sure it won’t take that long though, I’m hoping I can upload it on Monday when I get off the phone with them. I can’t make any promises though.
Now that I am finally finished editing, I can finally enjoy playing Lord of the Rings Online again. WOOHOO!