Well, today is the big day.
A culmination of my work, in the form of 284 pages, is born. It’s a surreal experience and one that my husband says I should bask in, for there will never be another first novel. I may go on to write bigger, bolder books, and perhaps by some miracle even pull a real literary project out of my brain someday, but it will never feel exactly this sensational ever again. Maybe that’s why I can’t stop smiling even as I type this post.
Cross your fingers and wish me some measure of success. If you read STILL LIFE, I would love for you to take the time and leave a review. Whether it’s on one of the sites where you bought the book, on Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, or in the comment section right here, know that I’m prepared for your opinions and welcome your honesty.
Additionally, I feel I owe all of my followers an apology for my absence and lack of blogging. Preparing for a book launch is exhausting, especially when one has a day job and summer landscaping projects.
Getting “social media ready” is work! (Still don’t know what I’m doing-LOL) Organizing a launch party/book signings, putting together media kits, etc. is all new to me and it has been time consuming.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not complaining, I’m just whining a bit. And yes, there is a difference. Whining is a higher pitch used to express my normal speech (and one that sometimes causes my dogs to howl uncontrollably). Complaining is me finding fault with absolutely everything.
It will all be worth it once the book is released. Then I can focus on staying in touch with the wonderful connections I’ve made through all that social media.
On top of that, I have been working on book 2 in the series so that there isn’t too much lag time for fans who want to follow the quirky characters they meet in Mt. Ouisco. I will blog more on this process later…promise.
Thanks to all my followers for the unwavering support—you rock!