Thursday, August 31, 2006

Tomorrow

Tomorrow, my ebook will be available. The print version will be available very soon. I'm looking more forward to that because there's just something about having a printed book with my name on it.

I'm nervous. What if I didn't catch all the mistakes? What if the writing sucks? All I can say is, my dream has come true. I am publishing a book and my editor liked it, or she wouldn't have accepted it. She also said very nice things about it. (So at least one person liked it! LOL)

I'm excited, nervous, and even a little apathetic, like it really isn't happening. I'll feel differently tomorrow, I'm sure. To me, writing a book and having it published is something akin to being a movie star. (Something I'll never do.) You have to understand that my family, I love them to death and they'd done wonderful things with their life, but they are happy to be in a "comfort zone". Same town, same house, same job, etc. Ok, that might be an exaggeration but not too much of one and it's hard to explain. Having a book published, something I wrote, something I spent lots of time, heartache, and energy on...wow. The whole world could read it if they wanted to. But what if everyone hates it?

I have to learn to promote. Did I mention I'm very shy? I've come out of my shyness some, being involved in message boards, chats and blogs, but I'm still introverted. It's hard for me to promote myself. And I'm still learning what to do and what not to do. It's hard, because some people don't get on internet groups, etc. My family and friends are a perfect example. I need to promote some outside the internet. You know, the real world. :))

Anyway, above all, I'm very excited and can't wait. Has anybody ever bought their own book? I'm definintely gonna! LOL

6 comments:

Stacy Dawn said...

I'm so thrilled for you!

I'm terribly shy too. On-line is fine and I love it but in person as in going into my local bookstore and asking if they wouldn't mind selling my book...I'm terrified to do that.

I'll be cheering for you.

Marty said...

Congrats on the release! I'm introverted, too, and while it's hard to go outside the comfort zone, it's worth the effort. Enjoy the thrill of your relase!

Carol Ann Erhardt said...

Emma, that is awesome. We both are coming out on the same day! Woo hoo and congrats! As for being shy, I'm the same way unless I know someone really well.

MarlyMathews said...

Congrats, Emma!

~Marly

Tara M. Leigh said...

Congratulations! How exciting for you!

Sela Carsen said...

Congratulations, Author!!!

And yes, I know exactly how you feel -- even the apathy. Almost like if you get too excited, the whole bubble will burst.

I'm an extrovert and I love advertising. Other products. Not myself. But I'm trying to think of it, not as advertising my own book, but as informing people about e-publishing in general. Somehow, that makes it easier.