How Does It Feel?
July 1st, 2017
Now that I have hit that publish button, the most common question I am getting is, how does it feel? Well, if I am being honest, it was a whirlwind. It feels surreal to me that I even managed to write a book. Love in Carson Falls took a long time to write. Not because I was stuck or didn't know where the story was going, but because I worked full time. The biggest struggle I had was finding time to finish it because I did work so much. So in April, when I was laid off, I think I wrote the last 5 to 6 chapters in like 3 or 4 days. After that, it was all a blur.
That is until I hit that button.
When the book went live, I wanted to throw up. Actually, I wanted to throw up when I sent the unedited ARCs out because I knew that there were still kinks to work out before the final version went live.But having that final version locked and loaded and opening the forum for reviews, is terrifying.
On one hand, you know going into this that not everyone is going to like your work. And that is okay. But on the other hand, you know how much time and effort you put into the book so it's a mini slash to your heart when those less than stellar reviews come in. What I will say is this; I respect the hell out of every reviewer especially those that are honest and give feedback in a respectful and constructive way.
So how does it feel?
Well it really feels like a piece of me is out on display forever. It also makes me feel like I am doing something good in this crazy world. Overall, if I can reach someone and put a smile on their face in an otherwise topsy turvy world, then my job is done. And that feels freaking amazing.