Twas the night before release day, when all through the house,
Not a creature was stirring, except for this author who is crazy excited and terribly nervous to have her book read by people!!
Tomorrow is June 11th, the official release day of my book, Ignite. Which means today is the release day eve… day. What? I don’t know, my mind isn’t working correctly right now because AH I have a book coming out! And I think I’m going to be sick. But… in a good way, you know?
I’m so excited to have people read my book, to finally see all of my hard work pay off in paperbacks and ebooks. I can’t wait to see reviews from people who like the book, and even those who maybe aren’t as thrilled about it. Don’t get me wrong, I’m very anxious about bad reviews, but I’m still going to be thrilled people are reading my book. (But… maybe there will be more people who like it than not. That’d be nice.)
Have you ever performed on stage? Either in a dance concert, in elementary school band, or maybe a play or musical? If you have, you know that anxious buzzing feeling you get through your nerves just before the curtains open and the lights rise. You feel like you’re going to throw up but you can’t stop smiling. It’s terrifying to share your art (music, acting, dance) with an audience, and you’re worried it won’t be perceived well… But still, you can’t wait to do it.
That’s what it feels like to be publishing a book. It’s indescribable. Literally unbelievable — like, I have two proof copies of Ignite sitting in my house, and I can hold them in my hands and flip through the pages but it still doesn’t feel real. I’m still not convinced other people are going to be able to read it. BUT THEY ARE! Heck, you might read my book! You could love it, you could hate it, but either way, you’ve read my book and know the story I want to share. And hopefully you’ll come back for the sequels.
See you on the other side, when I can officially say I’m a published author. WHAT?!
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