Sometimes I wonder why it takes so much effort to self-publish a book!
I thought the writing part would be hardest, and at times it was a struggle for me. I had to start again with a new structure a few times until I got it right.
Then the editing, design and image search took me longer than expected. This pushed back the original finish deadline from July to end September.
But even the final run in was frustrating at times, including indexing and finalising the e-book version to hit a final publish date of 24 September.
I have been working on the print version in parallel, almost as a separate project, which in fact it is. There are still frustrations with simple things about getting the right page size and numbers, plus ensuring good quality print. And then there’s the launch on 20 November in London …
Would I want to do this again? Not for architectural history! But yes for historical fiction which is my next book due out in 2020 I hope.