It’s been an emotional few days to say the least.
Friday was my official launch day for You Will Never Be Him. I cannot thank my friends and family enough for helping spread the word and share on social media.
So here’s the good, the bad, and the crazy of my first book release:
My copies arrived ON launch day instead of January 3rd like the shipping initially said. I thought I would cry instantly, but it was delayed due to disbelief. It felt unreal holding something I wrote. At first all I could do was stare at the cover as I tried to figure out what to do next. I skimmed a couple pages and kept thinking I saw misspelled words. In a panic I reread each line and realized it was just me overreacting. Then it hit me: I wrote a book.
I WROTE A BOOK!
Now I have a stack of copies I can share with friends and family. Can anyone guess what they’re getting for Christmas 😉
The only thing that didn’t turn out the way I thought was the back cover. The text blew up huge and was not aligned like I had set on the outline. Still trying to figure out what happened, but honestly that being the only bad thing isn’t THAT bad. I plan to edit and upload the revision this week. I keep telling myself this is all new to me and mistakes are bound to happen.
That’s me! Seriously, I feel like a crazy person. I have not had the time to focus on my writing and promotion of this book like I had hoped. Changes in my job and schedule this past month (that’s a whole other post I need to get written) have drained me. I haven’t had time to do much of anything aside from sleep and work which isn’t great for my family, household, and writing endeavors.
Whether this book does well or not I want to keep writing for my own sake and not having the time to invest makes me feel pretty crummy. I’m praying this is a short season of my life and that the feedback I get from readers will encourage me to keep going.