After scrambling to check everything, I also received corrections from several authors who were kind enough to help me edit the book. I can't believe how many errors I missed! Oh well, we got them all fixed quickly. I uploaded the file and impatiently checked the online review copy to make sure it all still looked fine. Six uploads later, I pushed that button to approve and ordered the books to sign and ship for advance orders.
Now the author's letdown. Yes, authors feel exhilarated when finishing a book but the day after all the excitement dawns with a letdown. It's the same feeling you get after opening all those sparkling packages under the Christmas tree. You love the presents but hate seeing an empty space under the green bows. Part of the letdown is worrying that people will buy the book and wondering if they'll actually enjoy what you created.
Oh well. There are still tasks to complete. Today, I reluctantly deleted the "Journal" blogs. My exclusive agreement with Amazon Prime does not allow me to offer so much content for free. The good news for readers who enjoyed those few episodes is that the full story is now available on e-book and print edition. You can learn what excitement and danger greeted Ginny and her descendant Kayla when they reached the gold mine. I hope you'll joins us in the adventure.