Sweet Spot

Despite this picture of pastel perfection, I’m not talking about food. I’m not talking about the right place to hit your golf ball or that singular spot on your body that melts your mind. Sorry.

I’m talking about an author’s sweet spot; those few golden days between the last edit and publication. That slice of heaven when your book is pure genius β€” before it jumps out on Amazon and … no one cares.

No one buys it, you PayPal account is laughing at you, and a reviewer destroys any desire you might ever have to write again. Fun times.

If you’re sitting in the sweet spot, enjoy. Sit back, crack open a bottle of wine or that new pint of ice cream, enjoy that feeling of accomplishment. Bask in the bliss β€” before you hit publish.

I intend to πŸ™‚


Aimer at Amazon


6 thoughts on “Sweet Spot

  1. First of all, I love the new blog header!
    I’m rather looking forward to that day as well. At the moment I can only compare it to when I hit the ”publish’ button on my blog. However, I know I’ll be doing that much larger and frightening huge jump. A bit like going into the unknown, but you’ve been there before.
    I’ll certainly be celebrating when everything is ready, and celebrating again when I push that publish button.
    Good luck, Aimer.


    1. It is a bit like jumping off a cliff, not that I’ve ever done that πŸ™‚ Thanks for the retweet πŸ™‚ I don’t get many of those. I’m not so good with twitter. Yes, definitely, celebrate your accomplishment before some reviewer tells you it sucks. Gosh, do I sound bitter πŸ™‚ Duh! How is the editing going? Are you pleased with the editors comments and suggestions? I’m sending my book back and forth to the formatting person. She probably wants to kill me by now. I keep finding little things that are wrong. Like quotations facing the wrong way, or sentences that are supposed to be in Italics, or spacing between scenes … but I don’t want to scare you πŸ™‚


      1. I sent the final draft to my Editor yesterday. It’s the waiting game now until it comes back to me. I hope she doesn’t find too many mistakes!
        Still in the early days of a book cover, but it’s being worked on. A friend is doing all the formatting for me. I hope we’ll still be friends once it’s done! πŸ˜€
        Did you see my post from a few weeks ago where I promoted ‘Fireworks’?


      2. I’m so glad you asked if I saw it because I did not. I just checked, and found the post. That was so nice of you, Hugh. I would never have expected to find my book on any list of recommended reads πŸ™‚ Thank you πŸ™‚

        If you’ve got time on your hands while you’re waiting to hear back from your editor, you could review my new book …hint, hint πŸ™‚ Only, if you feel like it. I know you actually have a life πŸ™‚


  2. Well, that’s very kind of you, Aimer. During the time I am waiting for it to come back I’m actually writing stories for my 2nd collection as well as entering some writing competitions. I’m hoping to have everything ready for the first book by the end of October. After then, I’ll certainly have more time for reading and reviewing.

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