I've been able to publicly share the cover for my debut novel, Beneath the Surface, and suddenly this whole thing seems so incredibly real. The book was accepted for publication by NineStar Press in May and then came a time of waiting to see what would happen and how the whole process would work. Thankfully I've been blessed with a very patient editor and an equally patient publisher who have been nothing but communicative and forthright with all of my queries.
As someone who has seen Mean Girls far too many times, I need to confess to you all that "I just have a lot of feelings." Being a writer has been an ambition of mine since the age of seven, so there's some extensive excitement at play here. But then there's also a heck of a lot of fear. What if everyone hates it? What if I accidentally wrote something that offends a group of people? What if people think I'm a complete hack? Printing this book that took me a year and half to write is seriously exposing. It's as though I've replaced my skin with glass and you'll all be able to see right into me, there's nothing that can be hidden away.
That said, I still can't wait to see this brain-child of mine out there in the world. I've already warned my partner that I'll probably be unbearable the closer we get to release date because I'm likely to revert to a five-year-old-at-Christmas style of insanity.
Now. Time to get to work on Book II.
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