The culmination of a total of 440 days of work has finally come to an end.  The write, edit, and publish journey has come to an end.  What started way back on March 5th of 2013 has finally come to a close as of this morning.

I’m fully published on Amazon, iBooks and Barnes & Noble as of this morning.  You can find the links to those specific providers on the A Sour Chord page.

What took so long? I’m glad you asked.

The first draft took me 17 days (looking back at my daily word counts is sort of astounding. I wrote just shy of 80,000 words in just over two weeks). I wrote another thousand words after reading the first draft over a few times, then handed it off to my buddy Austin for a first pass edit.

That process took close to three months to complete, at which point I hired Lauren to do my real edit.  That took way longer than both of us anticipated, and we didn’t get that complete until mid-February.

At that point, I contracted Scott Pond to do the artwork for the cover artwork.  After a few rounds of back and forth and a handful of iterations, we had the final artwork done last week.

Then the process of compiling the eBook, formatting to the specific publisher’s specifications and getting it through their review process took exactly a week (I submitted it to all 3 of the publishing platforms last Monday morning). And here we are, 440 days later.

I told my first copy last night through Barnes & Noble, and I’ve never in my life been more proud to make a $2.65 commission.

If you buy a copy — even if you hate it — please review a review on whatever service you bought from.  That’d be appreciated immensely!

Phase one is now over.  Phase two is marketing, selling, and re-marketing.  And then I’ll get back to My Last Days and go through this whole thing again.  Once I get some sleep.  Thanks for coming along on this journey with me, dear reader.  Without you this wouldn’t be worth it.

14 Comments → “It’s Official, I did it!”


  1. WriterMJones

    4 years ago

    Nice. Congrats!!! RT @jandreauwrites: It’s Official, I did it!: http://t.co/muxeIBi2sB

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  2. Jessica Lake

    4 years ago

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  3. DEmeryBunn

    4 years ago

    @jandreauwrites Congrats on your first book out the door. Now make it two. 😉

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    4 years ago

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    4 years ago

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    4 years ago

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    4 years ago

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  8. knighterotica

    4 years ago

    @jandreauwrites Congratulations <3 It’s something to be proud of!

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  9. ScottEPond

    4 years ago

    RT @jandreauwrites: It’s Official, I did it!: http://t.co/VAO63iQOJF

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  10. Richard Mendez

    4 years ago

    Congratulations Mike. It’s quite an accomplishment.

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    4 years ago

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