So, the book’s been out a couple weeks now. It’s still surreal to me. I’ve sold out of print copies, reordered, and those are all now either sold or spoken for, so I still don’t even have a copy just for myself! LOL. But–I suppose that’s a good problem to have.
I’m still getting used to openly talking about my book–with people outside a very close-knit circle, that is. It’s a little uncomfortable, I have to say. I tend to hide my deeper thoughts and feelings from people, even my closest friends, and my writing is something very intimately personal for me. Opening that up to others for scrutiny takes a great deal of trust, which I’m fairly begrudging with. Yet to spite it all, I’m slowly getting more comfortable with it. I’ve been dealing with some wonderfully welcoming and supportive folks, so that has made the transition to a “public figure” a bit easier.
As you likely know, the month leading up to the release was INSANITY. Glorious, but still nevertheless, INSANE. I was also dealing with major deadlines at the day job at the same time, so I was pretty much running around like the proverbial chicken with its head cut off. At long last, I am now facing a week of downtime, which is desperately needed.
So what’s going on with my little writer world since the book released– well, I’ll tell you! A series based on the three bandmates in Seeking Solace has been suggested and is now in the works! Angus has already been speaking to me at night when I’m trying to sleep, so I have over 1,600 words on his story. You’ll get to read about Angus, Malcolm, and William starting in January 2016. I have two other novels currently in draft form that are being either finished as manuscript or in the process of editing. It’s my hope to release at least one of them this fall. Then, one more little item–I’m doing a blog tour May 25-30th! So far, I have 15 stops! Totally excited to be reaching new peeps, and I am thrilled that so many folks are willing to support a new indie author.
So, I’ll get to enjoy one week of downtime, and then it’s back in the saddle for another sprint! I’ll make sure to have my planning notebooks with me so if Angus starts talking some more, I won’t miss anything. (Do any of my fellow writers out there have this problem? The voices in your head keeping you up all hours of the day and night? Hope it’s not just me.)
Need to read Seeking Solace? Here’s where you can find it: