Just because I'm sitting on a pendulum, swinging between "Oh my god, this is going to be so awesome!" and "Oh holy shit, this is going to suck so bad!" doesn't mean I'm neurotic.
Just because I want to tell the world about my book that's coming out, but I'm afraid no one will want to listen...
Just because I'm afraid to go to the local bookstore for the first time because I think THEY'LL think I'm only visiting there now because I have a book coming out soon...
Just because I wished a forgotten friend a happy birthday on FB after not really saying anything to her for god knows how long...
Just because I sat listening to my husband read Dying Embers (to himself, no less) for the first time, waiting for any slight sound that would tell me whether he still respected me after reading my words...
None of that makes me neurotic. Or maybe it does.
Or maybe it just makes me a writer getting ready to send the first self-published book into the world.
And hey, just because I'm suddenly afraid you're all sick of hearing about my first self-publishing adventures, doesn't make me neurotic. Much.
Edited to Add: Oh hey, I keep forgetting. I have a writer PAGE on Facebook now. Go like it and the first 50 likers will be entered into a contest for a $25 gift card. The final cover with the tagline is also up over there with the cover copy!
I'm not sick of hearing about, but I am sick of waiting to read it. Get it out there already!! :-)ReplyDelete
I'm making one last pass through for typos, flaws, etc. and then it'll be ready for next Friday's launch day. I sent you a message in Goodreads, Fran.Delete
I liked your page, but didn't see the cover. Question is...why isn't the cover displayed HERE? You should be showing that sucker EVERYWHERE! :)ReplyDelete
As for being neurotic, welcome to the club!
Okay, you should see the page now. I don't know why it didn't show up there when I posted a couple days ago. I'm still waiting on the final marketing materials from my artist - a FB header, a Twitter header, those kinds of things.Delete
Thanks, Stacy! I'm in company in this club. ;o)
Welcome to the world of writers. LOLOL And considering how often you listen to me, I'm here for the duration. Yak away. And if you need a shoulder to lean on, not goin' anywhere. Oh. And rants. Yeah, I can sign up for the rant brigade too. :DReplyDelete
I'm actually not doing too bad, Silver. When these neuroses crop up, I just tell myself to get over it. It's too late to turn back now anyway. LOLDelete
I'll definitely take you up on that from time to time, and you know I'm always here for your yakking, shoulder leaning and ranting, too, right?
Perfectly normal for a first book. Welcome to the fold. :)ReplyDelete
Thanks, Maria! Like I told Stacy, I'm definitely in good company. =o)Delete