Monday, November 21, 2016
Series: What It's Like to be a Debut Author
The past few months have been a whirlwind. They've been full of ups and downs, and now that I'm not right in the middle of everything, I thought it might be fun to pull back the curtain and share what it's like to be a debut author.
In a word: TERRIFYING!
I know, you all were hoping for unicorns and lollipops, and while it is wonderful, it's also scary, disappointing, and surreal. Sorry to burst the bubble, but I've always found reality much more helpful than the prettied up lives we all show on Facebook. I feel normal when I see everyone else's mess, so I thought I'd share my own crazy in the hope that other writers going through the same thing will know that they're normal!
So I decided that this week I'll do a series of posts (and maybe a video or two) about what it's like to be a debut author. I'll cover book signings, newspaper interviews, TV interviews, Book Fairs, and anything else I can think of. The posts will start on Tuesday and there will be one each day--including Thanksgiving (because becoming a published author is something I'm very thankful for.)
If there's anything specific you'd like me to cover, please leave a comment below and I'll try to work it into one of the posts. The more questions the better!