Saturday, October 8, 2011

You Know You've Launched Your Indie Book When:

  • You live off coffee
  • Frantically search your house for your coffee mug because yet again you’ve lost it
  • You are addicted to your computer
  • You can’t stop searching for blog review sites but don’t have time to cook supper
  • You are becoming multi-lingual: bit/apps are part of your new language
  • You can see the inside of your fridge and your kids are the ones grossed out by what they are discovering in it
  • You mindlessly drive your children to their after school activities – on the wrong day!
  • Your hubby is trying to set the mood to help you celebrate your launch and you’re doing a list in your head of all the places you MUST email tomorrow
  • Your children are bringing you your coffee mugs because they feel sorry for you
  • First thing in the morning you check your Amazon sales site before you even shower
  • That diet you launched two weeks ago is totally gone out the window and you are allowing your kids to eat dry Mr. Noddles because that way you can still avoid getting groceries
  • You check your emails a gazillion times a day to the point the F9 button is worn through
  • You are one minute happy and the next crying and it’s not even PMS!

Renee Pace is trying to juggle motherhood and the launch of her first YA debut novel, Off Leash while keeping her sanity and she would love any help or feedback.

Off Leash:Hollywood Ending (Nitty Gritty series)  |
Off Leash: Nitty Gritty Ending (Nitty Gritty series)  |


Lisa Mondello said...

I can so see myself here! I'm like that all the time when I'm on deadline. Thank goodness the pizza place in town delivers. Come visit my blog any time at I'd love to have you as a guest blogger!

Lisa Mondello

Diana Layne said...

Cute! I also identify with the lost coffee mug (only I drink herb tea in it). My kids find it for me, too, lol. Good luck with your launch!

Trish said...


Good luck on your launch. I recognize these symptoms. The compulsion to check my Amazon ranking and my dashboard sales seems to be getting stronger every day. *g

Bev Pettersen said...

Totally feel the same way. And it's been since June...Have fun, Renee.

Linda Andrews said...

Thanks for the laugh. It's nice to know what I have to look forward to.

Jill James said...

This is so me right now. I used to sleep 8 hours a night, now I'm living on 4 or 5 because I keep thinking of things I need to do.

Julia Templeton said...

Great post. I know the feeling! Wishing you mega sales!

Susan Hatler said...

OMG, I lose my coffee mug every day! Sometimes I find it beeping in the microwave cuz I popped it in to reheat it - lol. And, who has time for a shower when there are emails to check? Priorities...

Theresa Ragan said...

I now forget to eat lunch. That's a first for me.

Great list, Renee. Thanks for the laughs.

Susan, that's where I always find my coffee mug, too!

Barbara Phinney said...

Hilarious!! And the blog is getting sick of seeing your face, too.