….my book will be available. In a year, the words I have worked on since December 2013 will be released for public consumption. Sometimes people say that once a book is published, it no longer belongs to the author, but instead to the reader. That is, of course, the goal, but it doesn’t make it any less terrifying.
My editor and I are starting to have conversations about promotion and book events, about my launch party (!!!) and bonus content. We’re discussing preorders and buy links and all the things that happen as a publisher prepares to turn that word document into a book you can buy and hold in your hand.
Looking back on where I was a year ago, a lot has definitely changed. I was on submission and was feeling like this book just wasn’t going to find a home. I was working on a new book I loved and trying to convince myself that second books have a better track record with sales….no idea if that’s true, but it sounded good at the time.
And then, the book sold! After a really long time, the very wise “it only takes one” came true.
With one year to prepare and make sure everything is just right, I know there will be many more things to learn. More changes are coming. But I’m ready. I think.
Only 365 days to go!