I have a new book coming out this week! My first solo venture!
For those of you that have been following my journey, you know how challenging this book has been for me. 🙂
When I started it two years ago, it was purely an attempt at reconciling some of my own past, and gaining some much needed closure.
The main character, Claire, had a lot of similarities to me both physically and emotionally.
I laughed huge belly rolls during some of her accidental vocal slip ups, and sobbed when I wrote a few of the most pivotal scenes in her story. It took me over a year to reconcile the differences between her fictitious needs and my own.
And once I finally figured it out, I was able to let her go. She became the main character of the story, instead of me being the MC. And it was truly awesome to be finally released from that burden. Because it was a burden.
Not only was this my first ever written story, it was my baby, it was special. And it held a lot of me in the pages.
Being a bit of a self defeatist (there’s another character attribute you will find in Claire), I couldn’t push myself to finish the daggone story.
That could have been of fear- What if I put my heart out there and people just didn’t “get it”?
or it could have been born out of a bit of self sabotage.
Whatever the reason, I held onto it, and pushed it aside. I kept ignoring it, but it kept popping back into my self conscience (especially when I was running.).
I am very thankful that some key players came in and helped give me the support and push I needed, so I was able to finish it finally.
I have just heard back from the publisher, that it will come out later in the week.
I’ll be honest; I didn’t sleep all night. I am stuck between these awesome emotions;
Yes! Finally completed. Wonderful closure. I feel at peace! Hooray!
Oh sh*t, oh sh*t! Give me a paper bag and a bucket, because I am either going to hyperventilate or puke. (hopefully, not both at the same time. Eeeew!)
Being the type A planner type that I am (How the heck did I become a panster?!?), I already have a list of to do’s for the week.
Blog posts – Come back for the next blog posts about Nick and Claire (I have pictures and descriptions of these awesome people!), and a fun post about how I freaked out with my poor editor when she mentioned that Nick drove a car AND a truck in my story. (LOL, have I ever mentioned how dramatic I am? I know. It’s hard to see. 😉 )
Huge launch party this Saturday!! – SRR is being kind enough to throw me a party to celebrate, and some of my friends have even agreed to give some books as prizes! Woohoo!!
I get to do interviews (real interviews!) on other authors’ blogs, and share excerpts for promoting.
And I’m making a video trailer as we speak. (I like trailers. They are so much fun to make!)
Ok, so that is everything for now.
Wish me luck!!
Claire and Nick will be here soon!