It’s March 15th and the full PRINT volume of my space opera trilogy is here!
Every book release is different, but I swear I will never get used to this feeling. It’s a mixture of fear, exhilaration, a sense of accomplishment, with a pinch of “how the hell did I make it this far?”
Writers have to be bi-polar. We can go from self-important assholes to scared little fluff balls of self-doubt in under a minute. It’s part of the job. Sometimes we fear madness, sometimes we wish it would scoop us away into other worlds where we have more control. Regardless of the mountainous leaps and the pit falls, it is the climb that means the most.
Getting here took a lot of effort. We always say that “writing is a process” and that is true, but “getting published” is a journey. Each footfall breaks new ground. Every word etched down for keeps breathes new life.
There is a reason I say “My readers are the best readers”. I didn’t set out to be a writer. I never decided I wanted to “make it big” by telling fancy lies (also known as stories). You guys keep me going. Every single one of you. I had so many great conversations with so many readers and writers this morning, and that is why I do what I do. I’m not here for immortality, or because I’m the best (I still have a long way to go), I write and share my work because I simply love the human connection. It’s what binds us, it’s what makes us stronger and allows us to create things we never thought possible.
Sorry if I’m getting a bit too mushy right now, but I am indebted to all of you. Knowing that I owe my readers more is what has allowed me to continue on this oddly twisting path of whateverness. haha I’ll keep it going. Make more goals and reach them, because I don’t write for myself. I get bored to easily for that. I write for everyone (including myself of course)
So yeah. If I haven’t annoyed you with my rainbows and unicornish talk full of gratitude and inspiration and you have time, join the facebook launch part and share some of the human connection with me.