the answer is A LOT.
On this road to publishing I've drowned myself in information. Which, big picture is not a bad thing. It's great that so many authors/marketers/designers have blogs where they share their journeys, things not to do, tips to definitely do, free guidebooks, etc.
But I've learned something. It overwhelms me. I have an entire spreadsheet of links categorized for different stages of my indie publishing and I seem to be stuck even with all the info. I look at other aspiring indie authors and new indie authors and they've done it! And they've done it in a lot less time it's taking me. You are probably shaking your head and thinking that I shouldn't be thinking this way. You're right I shouldn't.
Which is why I'm complaining about it here.
Since I have been going through a weird period of writer's block, I've decided to share a project a did recently.
I decided to make a dining table after finding out how expensive it is to buy one. Average small four person table is around $500 dollars and that's without chairs! True, I could have gone for the the cheap option of a Walmart bundle for $150, but coming from an architectural and interior design background, it wasn't going to happen. It doesn't help that when you get out of architecture school you have this weird sense that you have the ability to design and make anything so why the heck would you buy it?
Flash forward, this is how I built a table for under $120: