Create An Ebook in 6.5 hrs (when a blogger insults you)
I haven’t worked weekends in a while.
Feels pretty damn good.
I’ve also been a bit bored.
I did get to watch Journey 2: The Mysterious Island. Thank you Ann for the great review and telling me it was on demand. The teens, the boy and I loved it!
Besides the movie, yeah, I’ve been pretty bored.
So when a fellow mom blogger asked me Saturday to interview me for an upcoming post about how I was able to start a business from my blog, and how her readers would really appreciate hearing my story because so many of them wonder how to go from mom blogger to mom entrepreneur… well…I jumped at it.
Along with the interview, she asked me to include a letter to other mom bloggers who wanted to become entrepreneurs. (Today was my deadline for that letter.)
We were scheduled for Sunday, I arranged it during nap time, so I made a cup of coffee and headed to my desk.
To find that she’d cancelled via email 10 minutes earlier.
Which is cool, in a mom’s life, shit happens.
As I continued to read the email, I learned that she’d found my blog to have “too many cuss words” and had changed her mind about interviewing me. She said HER readers would be offended to read my blog and she’d be embarrassed to share my posts and that I should consider changing my blogging voice because she’s a pro and she knows what she’s talking about.
Which is cool. Keep moving lady. Should have read the bloody homepage. There is a damn warning there, ya’ know.
Anyway, I now had all this free time set aside (ok, an hour) and had nothing to do.
So…I figured…how about I pull out the old mic and interview my own damn self.
That 30 minute convo on the Mic, using Dragon Express to transcribe, created the ruff draft of Why Mom Bloggers Kick Ass As Mom Entrepreneurs And How To Get Started, Mom Blogger Style.
I spent Early Monday morning editing (2 hours) and nap time was spent finishing up the editing (1.5 hours) and designing the cover (1.5hrs). After Bedtime I generated an ebook cover (10 minutes) set up Pay With A Tweet, (10 minutes) emailed my subscribers (30 minutes) and went to bed.
Silly me didn’t enter the bit.ly shortcode for the landing page so there were a few tweets during the night that went out with an example link. LOL. Live and learn.
I’m pretty damn proud of this ebook. For the 6.5 hours it took me, it’s still a quality piece.
Reviews/Feedback is coming in as moms get a chance to read it. You can find their responses on the ebook’s page.
If you do read it, I’d appreciate your feedback on it there.
And it’s all in my bloody voice.
Don’t let anyone hold you back mamas.
Big Bloody Hugs to You All
p.s. if you’re not offended by my blogging voice, I’d truly appreciate you sharing this post.
Notice: The ebook cover generator link is an affiliate link. There are free ebook cover to use and it doesn’t cost you anything more to use my link if you decide to pick a cover that’s not free. The cover for this ebook, which is not the image, just the book shape and shadow, cost me $4.95.