Official Book Launch Day!

I've been so busy with the chaos of moving twice within the last six weeks, that launch day really snuck up on me and I haven't had too much time to think about it. Or even write a post! So this is it. The paperback has been available for the last month. The e-book was only available for pre-order, but now you can purchase and receive the e-book right away, along with the paperback.

Believe it or not I STILL have yet to see the actual paperback. I waited to pull the trigger on my order until after I moved, so a big box of books should be showing up on my doorstep tomorrow, after the official book launch. Which is kind of weird, but that's okay. It doesn't matter how many people see the paperback before I do. It takes nothing away from the excitement I feel about finally holding a physical copy in my hands.

Writing a book is really hard, but it was always something I wanted to do. Looking back on it now, it's incredible to think of the sheer amount of hours that went into writing, rewriting, and editing. It did not happen overnight for me at all! I've never been a quick study. I have to work really hard for everything. This book was literally years and years of hard work without knowing if it would ever come to fruition. I really had to do it for myself. Now that it's finally published, and available for people to read, the struggle has slightly changed. Now it's just about allowing myself to fully feel proud of what I've accomplished, without reservation. I think every person who creates something, second guesses themselves at some point along the way. I think it's only natural, because when you create something, so much of yourself goes into it, and then you have to send it out into the world for judgement and critique. I don't want this moment to get lost in fear and self doubt. I'm going to try to keep whatever anybody thinks of my novel, totally separate from the accomplishment itself, because in the end, that's what's most important. The accomplishment, and being able to say I finished what I started. It's as exciting as it is scary, but no matter what, I'm glad I did this, because I needed to do this, and I couldn't rest until it was done. I wanted to throw in the towel many times, but I couldn't allow myself to give up on something I wanted so badly.

Now, here we are.  I'm officially an author, and now that it's launch day I'm finally sharing the good news with people in my personal life. For years and years, I poured myself into getting this book out there, but most people I know in real life didn't even know I was ever working on it. I'm so happy this day has finally come and truly grateful to everyone who supported me along the way and celebrates with me now that I've finally reached my goal.

If you haven't ordered your copy yet, I would love it it you did. These are the links below.


Cashana Seals said...

I cannot wait to read. Congratulations!

Faith said...

So as soon as I got home from DR I ordered your book through Amazon! I cannot wait to get it :) Congrats again!!!