Five years, seven drafts, unimaginable drama, thousands of dollars in therapy, countless hours of lost sleep, two laptops, three writing programs, months of editing and it all comes down to this moment: I wrote a book. I wrote a book. I have an official authorized Amazon Author profile, and a publication date and submitted a copy of my work to the Library of Congress.

I did it. My book went live last week, and I’m a bit beside myself. lol. I’ve been fighting with this goal for what seems like forever and now that I’ve reached the end I don’t exactly know what to do with myself. I mean I guess the obvious shift in goals would be to pursue a specific sales goal for the book, but I’m not sure that I care enough to do that. lol. My entire GOAL was to get a book written and published, yet all of these other opportunities keep knocking and I don’t know what to do about it. Well aside from continuing to sit on it for a while and see what happens. Maybe I don’t need to go pitch my work to anyone. Maybe someone will just see it or it will end up on someone’s desk and they’ll come to me? Maybe it won’t. Maybe it will just get lost in the sea of other independent books on Amazon, and I can continue on quietly with my life and pursue other goals and dreams.

Whatever comes of it, now I can focus on something entirely different for my writing. I still haven’t quite decided what that “something different” is going to be. I guess I’ll know it when it comes to me. Hopefully not like a ton of bricks, but slowly and quietly to continue on my slow quiet new path in life.

Those interested in purchasing my book can email me at the link provided in my contact page. I’d rather not publicize it on the blog just yet while my potential pitch is still in limbo.

I’m also looking for anyone interested in writing reviews! Again, contact me at the email provided and I’ll be able to send you a promotional copy.

I’m an author now. It’s kind of weird to say that.

5 thoughts on “Publication

  1. That surreal feeling has never waned for me and its been over 2.5 years since my first book came out. I still get all fluttery whenever someone buys my book or says they’ve read it. 😊

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  2. I got my first review the other day and it just melted my soul into a million little pieces of good feelings. I know there’s bound to be negative reviews too at some point, but having the first one be so overwhelmingly positive… argh I can’t even articulate it!

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