I'm a published author, I'm a published author, I'm a published author. Regardless of how many times I say or think it, it still doesn't seem real. I still pop on over to the publisher's site every so often just to see it out there on the home page as a new release!! I'm one of these people who set specific goals and usually have a detailed plan of how I'm going to get there. Picture This totally floored me, and that's usually pretty hard to do. I hadn't intended to write it, I hadn't intended to submit it, and I couldn't have imagined it would end up being my first published book, because, you know, I had other plans :). Now, it seems like it was meant to be. The story was a dream to write and the characters just seemed to materialize in front of me. The whole experience with Ellora's Cave has been phenomenal so far and my editor is all that I could have wished for. BTW, I am finally comfortable saying 'my editor', but it took awhile.
I still have anxiety, of course. I wonder if people will buy it and if they'll like it. I created is as a sexy, fun, quick read. I hope it comes across that way. More than anything I hope that at least one person reads it and thinks, 'Wow, if Kaily writes another book, I'll definitely buy it!'. It would be so cool if readers reach out to me to let me know what they thought. Well, maybe only if it's good feedback LOL.
So, the lesson in all this? Perhaps I should try to plan less and go with my instincts more! I'm working on my next novella today. The working title is Pay Up. I plan to let the characters take me where they will!
Happy Release Day!!
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