since I mentioned receiving the proof copy of my story; when is it going to be
Well, since you asked...
That copy anyway. In my ignorance of self-publishing I suddenly found out that "Oh, if I have an ISBN Lulu doesn't like the digest format anymore and doesn't allow it to be used." So I have spent the past few days re-formatting and re-designing my cover (clawing out my hair, snarling at people and dying for something alcoholic to pour all over my computer and watch it drown in a horrible death).
Then just five minutes ago I hit the big button: PUBLISH.
If you buy through Lulu.com I get paid better (more than the $1.08 through other places) and it will arrive ASAP. It
will cost $17.00 (I know, I had hoped to make it cheaper but as soon as the ISBN went on the print prices went up) and you will own a special copy that even the author doesn't have.
Those who live in my little slice of coal-filled-air paradise, let me know if you would like a copy and I will do a bulk order and maybe save some money (with my current luck I doubt it).
But hey... I'M PUBLISHED. (Screaming and jumping up and down in seat right in front of all the people in the library, looking like an idiot, but I'm happy). I guess now I am an author.