This is very exciting news for my friend, Sue. She’s worked hard to accomplish this, and we should all celebrate a bit for her.
The last couple of weeks have been a whirlwind of excitement, fear, anxiety, angst, and overwhelming joy all rolled into one enormous feeling of upheaval. Why? Because I landed a publishing deal for my novel MARRED!!!
Now that the legal issues are out-of-the-way, the contract signed and sent back, I can finally share the news. MARRED will be released this fall.
And it terrifies me.
The world will see my words, experience my story.
What if no one likes it? What if readers shred me in reviews? What if it doesn’t sell?
These are real fears, albeit probably foolish ones. I have to wonder if other authors feel this way, too. Not many talk about this aspect of publishing. Perhaps it’s because they don’t want potential readers to know. Whatever the reason, I believe admitting that I’m human with real fears about failure is just being honest. How can that be…
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