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Now, onto today's blog!
I just released my second book EVER this past week-end. It's so new the print version isn't even out yet. Wanna see what it will look like?
Like I said, this is my second published book, yet I am more excited really than the first one. Which, when I think about it, is kind of weird.
I've been writing for many, many, MANY years. I have the first books of three other series completed and edited (my editing- they will still need more work and more eyes ;)). But the point is--I have a lot of words under my belt. And the entire time, the thought of how awesome it would be to get that first published book in my hands, hung around every single book I wrote.
Yet, I am more excited to have this second book in my hands than my first.
Don't get me wrong, I was still excited when that first proof came in. But there were so many stressors going on around the book that I was more focused on, "what's the next step?" rather than how awesome everything was.
This time the stressors were different, and in some ways they made me realize I need to enjoy all aspects of the things I do. Including the madness involved with getting a book out.
Whatever it is, I am really looking forward to holding that second book in my hands. I'm scared for it, all the fears and worries on sending forth a new creative endeavor are floating around my head, but I'm also really really excited.
For you published folks--which book got to you more? For you soon-to-be published folks- what do you think you'll feel when you first hold that new book?