Wednesday, January 7, 2015
IWSG: Now it just got real....
Last year I decided for various reasons to go self-published. I gave myself a year to get my first trilogy ready to launch because I wanted the books to come out fairly close together (an advantage over traditional publishing and one as both a reader and a former bookstore manager I know makes readers very happy!).
That seemed like a long time- a year. 365 days. 52 weeks. No worries, I had a YEAR. Had now being the operative word.
My original plan was for the first book to launch March 1, 2015- The Glass Gargoyle will be out there creating havoc and strewing drunken faeries near and far. Back on March 1, 2014 this sounded awesome. Now, on January 7, 2015 it's kinda freaking me out.
I'm still moving forward, like I said before I am in edits for The Glass Gargoyle, almost done with the rough draft of book two (The Obsidian Chimera) and making notes for book three. Cover art is percolating with a professional, and battle plans are being made.
And this week I started really freaking out.
I keep saying, "next year when my books come out" in a case of subconscious denial that it's THIS year. I'm having heart palpitations at all the things still to do. I am having a nervous breakdown that after sooooooooooo long my baby drunken faeries book will be out in the wild and total strangers WILL. BE. READING.IT.
It's as if once that clock hit midnight on December 31-- and this became 2015 aka the year I take direct action for my publishing career--every freakout in my head has come to party and brought friends.
Now, I have to admit, I'm also very very excited. I really love this series, and I hope others do as well. But, this shit just got real now,and it's time to put my hard work out there, pull up my big girl panties, and do this thing! Freaking out or not.
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