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Monday, November 10, 2014

How to Properly Deface a Book Officially Releases Today! :O

So, I got up this morning and started getting ready for my day. I had to take my puppy to the vet, so I was making sure he was fed and taken out and such, just doing normal stuff.

When all of a sudden, I remember.

Today’s November 10th. Today’s actually a really special day.

Today’s the day How to Properly Deface a Book releases.

It occurred to me, as I was submitting this book to Amazon for publication that in the space of a year, I have written and published not one, but two novels. That’s incredibly insane. And amazing. Like, wow. I can’t even believe it. It’s like some crazy dream, only it’s reality.

When my first book, The Crimson Banner, released, I was super nervous. And, overwhelmed. And just experiencing a lot of mixed emotions. And then, when Why Rodney Never Should’ve Gone to the NAPIC released, I was super excited. Bouncing off the walls excited. I knew what I was getting into this time and I knew what to expect. And so I was excited.

With this book, it’s different. I’ve got this feeling of relief. Like, I’m just so happy it’s over and I’m done with it and I can put it out there for the world to read. I’ve done my part. And, I’m so happy to be done with it.

Now, don’t get me wrong. I love this book. True, I might be biased, but I like it. A lot. In fact, I’m more excited about this book than the first Kit Parker book. I just think it’s better and I’m more excited about it and yeah.

I also have a lot of doubts. I’m an artist. We always second guess our work. It’s the curse of creativity. No matter what anyone else tells us, we will always find flaws with our work. Always.

I know I could make a lot of changes on this book. I know I could edit it to death, trying to make it better.

Or, I could do the best I can with it and then release it to the world. Because it’s good and I know that. There’s no arrogance there, I’m just saying. It’s a good book. Is it great? Well, that’s for my readers to decide. But, I know it’s good. I put my all into it, I worked hard, and now I’m ready to let it go.

Which means I am putting it into your hands, reader. You can pretty much do whatever you want with it. You can love it, or hate it, or pretty much act indifferently toward it. It’s all up to you.

But, if you do happen to love it, please consider doing one or more of the following:
  • Writing a short review to post on Goodreads or Amazon
  • Pin, Tweet, or share on Facebook
  • Posting about it on your blog
  • Sharing with coworkers and friends
  • Requesting your library purchase a copy
  • Or, finding some other way in which to share it with others.

And, if you hate it? Well, it’s up to you what you choose to do about that. You’re entitled to your own opinion.

Thanks so much everyone for all of your love and support! I appreciate all the people in my life who make writing worthwhile.

See you all on Friday! Make sure you get your questions in for me to answer. Can’t wait to see what you all dream up to ask.

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