Frustrated With The Process

Okay so I am a little frustrated. It is the beginning of February and I still don’t have a book cover for my novel that I want to come out by June. This is the time for me to start marketing my book and I don’t have a cover to do it with. Not only that I don’t have a written press release yet and the same person who is supposed to write my press release is also writing my back of the book blurb and surprise surprise, that’s not done yet either. I feel like I have way too far to go in regards to getting this book out and I halfway feel like giving up but that’s not me. I am not a quitter and I have come too far to give up now. I just wish I at least had a cover. I want my cover artists to put a fire under her butt and respond to me more often and act like I am paying her because I am paying her, and more than what I really have to pay. But I guess good work takes time right. What I have seen thus far of her work, I like but I would just like a few corrections to be made and a few more samples to choose from. Who knew that trying to publish a book would be this nerve wracking? I guess I have a great deal more of respect for the agents and publisher’s who have already begun making a good living at doing this because if they have to go through this much work and all the author has to do is wait for the marketing and printing and everything else to be done and they don’t have to actually deal with the headache themselves. I’m starting to wonder if I really want to deal with this instead of just being able to write the work and then leave it up to someone else. I had to want to give this kind of a chance to other unknown authors. I just hope that I do well with my own books to start out with so that I can be able to help others get their work published as well. I think that maybe I should start writing for some grant money to maybe see if I can get help with funding for my company but then again in this devastating economy right now I’m not sure that would happen anyway. Well I know that I will not give up in my pursuit to make what I want happen. I guess I will just have to wait until my end result of my Novel is complete and then I can see that all of my hard work was not for nothing. Until the next time I write, Be Blessed!

Jimmetta Carpenter

“The Diary: Succession of Lies” (Coming Late Spring)

Writing as “Jaycee Durant”