5-7 BUSINESS DAYS? I COULD BE DEAD!
So, okay. Gail and I proofed the book, like, a million times. Then I proofed the cover with Emma about a thousand times. And then I re-proofed the cover *and* the fucking book another eleventybillion times as recently as this morning, nearly making me late to pick up little O. at the bus stop because I had to start running the CreateSpace proofer-thingie (THIS IS SCIENCE. DO NOT FUCK WITH ME) after the proof got sent back to me at 10:30a this morning. I was trying to finish it pre-work so it would hopefully come back to me post work. And it did. And I was all, YAAAAAAAAY! LET’S GET THIS FUCKING EMPIRE STARTED, PARTY PEOPLE! And I clicked the button. Maybe tomorrow it would show up, I figured.
Instead I got a polite email saying it would take 5-7 business days to show up on Amazon. FIVE. TO. SEVEN. FUCKING. BUSINESS. DAYS.
Bitches, I fucking proofed everything using *your* tech! A bunch of times! I super super proofed it for formatting errors. 5-7 days for what? PRINT, GODDAMNIT, PRINT!
Yes, okay. Logically, I know from previous publishing experiences that the publishing world usually moves at the rate of a speeding glacier (3-6 months if you’re really lucky) and that this is really pretty quick. But I’ve been busting my ass on this book for the last year and I want to see some action!
Noooooooooooooooooooooooooow. </Veruca Salt>
I need a chocolate peanut butter cupcake from Trader Joe’s, stat.
About the author
Deborah Castellano is a frequent contributor to Occult/Pagan sources such as Witchvox, PaganSquare and Witches & Pagans magazine. She writes about her magical adventures here at Charmed, I'm Sure. Deborah's book, The Arte of Glamour is available for purchase on Amazon in paperback and Kindle. Her craft shop, La Sirene et Le Corbeau specializes in handspun yarn and other goodies. Her Craft shop, The Glamoury Apothecary specializes in handcrafted items for your magical/occult practice. In previous lives, Deborah spent seven years as an Executive Assistant and founded the first Neo-Victorian/Steampunk convention, SalonCon which received rave reviews from con-goers and interviews from the New York Times and MTV. She resides in New Jersey with her husband, Jow and two cats. She has a terrible reality television habit she can't shake and likes St. Germain liquor, record players and typewriters. Deborah is a social media dork and can be found wasting far too much time on Twitter, Facebook, G+, Instagram and Tumblr.