What I’m finding is that if I thought it was difficult to write this book in the first place while also carrying on with the rest of my life, I didn’t know how good I had it.
I’ve not finished the Scrivener tutorial, but I got far enough along to set my own project up. I’ve also gone ahead and bought the full version.
…That’s about it. I haven’t had time or energy or focus to really start digging into the actual work of editing, researching better sources, etc. A combination of impulsive behavior and unexpected expenses has significantly reduced my publication-costs fund, so I’m working on recovering from that.
Also, I figure that actually before I submit the manuscript for professional editing, I need to take care of the images. That is, I need to determine which subjects will require licensing and obtain same. Public domain images will be available for some, particularly those farther back in history, but not for all. I should have all my ducks in a row as much as possible before I send this to anyone else, I think.
I will do this. I know that I can. I must keep reminding myself of this.