I did it.
Eighteen months of writing, rewriting, self-editing, beta-readers, more editing, several pauses, and the natural upheavals of life later, it is done.
MYRIDDIA, Book One is published.
Going the self-published route was never an easy decision to make. I believed to be a real writer, I needed all of the very time honored trappings of agent, publishing house. But, the more I looked around and saw how the self-publishing industry is growing by leaps and bounds, and when I realized I might be able to have the book live much earlier, I decided to change course.
This process has definitely been a learning experience. I don’t have the cover I dreamed of, or even the one I first teased here. Sometimes, a starving artist just has to decide, food on the table or spiffy cover. This time it had to be food on the table. But, I am already planning for the next cover and an update on this one. All in good time, my friends.
I also plan to document my experiences here the best I can, the good, the bad, and the downright ugly. You know which ugly I’m talking about – no sales. Let’s just hope it never gets too ugly, I’m pretty sure my kid wants to go to college at some point.
I’ve always been one of those people who are scared of heights but who wants to ride the biggest, baddest, scariest roller-coaster of them all. I’ve been on this ride for 18 months and it feels like it’s just cresting the first big loop.
I’m hanging on, but I’m ready to throw my hands in the air and scream with excitement. Bring it on.