I bit the bullet. So hard, in fact, I made indentations in the metal. After years of hard work, I finally made my middle grade novel available to the masses. And on my own terms. How do I feel?
Relieved. Happy. Fulfilled. Freaked out of my ever-lovin’ mind. Why? Because now people will (hopefully) purchase my book and decide whether or not it was worth what they paid. And then they will let the world know in their reviews.
I know authors who say they never read reviews of their work. They don’t have the thick skin needed to deal with negativity. Me? I don’t know yet. I might read them, I might not. Maybe no one will buy my book. Maybe no one will leave a review. So therefore, maybe I won’t have to know what people think.
But gosh darn it all, I sure will be curious! At any rate, I’m elated that I took the plunge. Got my feet wet. Okay, soaked myself silly. Because I’ve done what so many others have done, and I feel pretty good about it. Now it’s time for me to work on the next book in the series. Sure, I’ll work on the marketing aspect as well. But for me, I’ve already done the hard part.
I’ve written a book.