My book is published!
I never thought the day would come that I would actually publish a book. It was always my dream growing up to be a writer; to be part of the publishing industry and be surrounded by the books I love so much.
This book was going to be market research for a marketing system my company was building for indie authors. With my husband's encouragement, I decided on a whim to write it and get a first hand experience for what its like to be an author in this quickly-evolving publishing world.
I absolutely fell in the love with the process. I wrote late at night and early in the morning before the kids woke up. I would write a few minutes here and there while picking Ariana up from preschool or while Julian napped.
The words just flew onto the pages. I finished it in a few short months, and almost deleted the whole thing. But then I revised it, and rewrote it, and got some feedback and then rewrote it some more. I received some really positive feedback and I also got ripped apart. So I rewrote some more, and finally decided it was time to cut it loose.
I could rewrite this book endlessly, perfecting it and tweaking it over and over again. But at some point, it just needs to be shared. And hopefully enjoyed.
Hitting Publish yesterday was both terrifying and thrilling at the same time. I'm so scared to put my work out there for the world (and least, I hope a small portion of the world) to see and judge.
But I did it. I'm an author.
And now the real work begins. Promoting this book.
I could use your help!
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Thanks to everyone who encouraged me along the way. Steve, for allowing me to take evenings to write. To my bosses Joe and Dwight who supported my side project and helped me publish, to Andrew for working with me on the amazing cover design, to my writing group for support, to my family who encouraged me.