I feel like as I’m typing this, I’m dusting off the blogger in me and re-introducing myself. I’ve been writing and writing and this year, I participated in NaNoWriMo for the first time. I always thought I would between my projects but this year, I did it. It was amazing and I was tired for the entire month. I met my goal and went above that. I believe by the end of the month, I’d hit over 55,000 words. That project has been submitted to my editor (Rosemi) and I’ll be receiving it back tomorrow. As crazy as it sounds, that book will be my next (fourth) release.
Here comes the kicker: I haven’t officially announced the book, the synopsis, nothing. Only to a small group of readers found in my Facebook group. They seem genuinely excited and I personally am so I only hope the rest of the reading world will.
I was a little concerned about publishing this book that I’ve been so quiet about. I worried that if I didn’t promote it, no one would read it. And that is true. Especially since I’m still relatively small. But I’ve decided (with the help of a blogging friend of mine) that this is the best route for me. It keeps my head attached to my neck and I’m less stressed out. I’d love to see readers get excited over it but I’m going to do what I can with my schedule and the less pressure on me, the better. So, yes, I’m being selfish for my own sanity but also for the readers’ sanity. Once the book is gearing up for release, I’ll check out some agencies and see if they can promote so I can continue to focus on my writing.
It’s taken me a while to find my rhythm. It was Sylvia Day who encouraged authors to write three books before publishing. I agree with that advice only because, by your third book, you know your way around your work or you finally find your way around it. I’m happy to have published three books and written more words than I can count. There’s so much more for me in my future and I hope you all tag along on this crazy adventure.
Now that I’ve found my rhythm, I don’t know that I can ever stop.
Currently listening to Out of the Woods by Taylor Swift.
All my love,