Updated: Jun 17
It's May... And I can't believe that it has been almost exactly a year since I I finished the first draft of this beautiful book! This has been quite the rollercoaster ride for sure, but I can tell you that never in my life did I expect to be here. I am so humbled by the fact that something I wrote is going to be out in the world for others to enjoy.
In the 10 short months since I wrote draft one, I pitched it via twitter, got multiple full manuscript requests, contracted with my amazing publisher FyreSyde Publishing, helped to create this cover, edited the manuscript, sent it to ARC readers for review, and now will get to see it in print after June 8th!
When I lay it out like that it seems like an easy feat, but there is nothing further from the truth. Writing and publishing can be some of the hardest and scariest things to do, You pour your heart and soul into this piece of work and then put it out into the world to be judged, knowing that there will inevitably be those who dislike it. Regardless, I know that it is the right decision for me to publish my work, and I hope to continue to do so for a long time. Especially because I have so many more stories to tell.
I also hope to inspire others the way my favorite authors have inspired and encouraged me. I feel so honored to be part of such and accepting group of people and I want to pass along any knowledge I glean to other writers who are in the same place I was a year ago.
There was so much more to this process then I ever could have guessed, and so much more I still need to learn, but I wouldn't trade this experience for the world. So no matter where you are in your journey, or which path to publishing you choose, don't give up, you've got this!