As the time draws nearer that my first book will be released, I reflect back on what it’s taken me to get here, and who’s helped me along the way.
This blog entry comes off the heels of my interview with my idol, Lynn Kurland.
When I very first began my journey four years ago, I reached out to Lynn for any advice she could give me. I wanted to know of good research books and other tidbits I needed in order to launch my career as an author. I couldn’t believe it when she wrote back to me a couple days later, referencing a list of books and giving me small pieces of advice of writing in the sub-genre. I knew I wanted to write time travel and I view Lynn Kurland as the best out there in executing in the niche market. But, such as life happens, shortly after getting all of the information I needed from Lynn, half of our apartment complex burned down in a wildfire. Add to that my son was constantly sick, I put writing on the back burner. It wasn’t until a year later, when the dust of life settled, that I finally picked up my computer and started to write. I went back to the email Lynn sent me, bought a few of her book recommendations, and started writing. Most of my journey you already know from a previous post so I won’t bore you to death with the same old tale, just on a different day.
What I will tell you is I’m beside myself with excitement. It’s so crazy for me to know that, in less than two weeks, my very first book will hit the internet, ready for readers to buy and dive in. Of course, I wonder what others will think and how they will react to my version of storytelling. For instance, there is a guy that I went to junior high and high school with, and he is all about buying to read. It’s weird for me to have somebody I’ve known for so long pick up my book, and to read something so close to me.
Of course, I know that there will be people out there that will not go crazy over it, but I hold to the fact that if it wasn’t good, it wouldn’t have been picked up. I cannot help but wonder if anybody in another country will buy it. What will they think? What will all readers think? Good, or bad, this is such an exciting event for me. I’ve loved the journey I’ve been on, starting with Lynn, moving my way through the RWA, to my publisher, Decadent, and now onto publication.
I’ve a total of over twenty blogs I will be featured on starting on March 2nd, and going through the end of the month. I will post here on what days I’m going to be on what blogs. I’d love it if you
joined me, and be a part of this experience with me. Without the support of people like you, I wouldn’t be where I am today.
I hope everybody has a happy President’s Day. I will be working, but I hope others enjoy the day off.