Another Brave Step

Ever done something and then wondered later if it was the right thing to do? Yeah, me too.

I’ve published quite a few books, but this is the first time I’ve ever gone the ARC (Advanced Reader Copy) and pre-order route. I usually hit the big green ‘publish now’ button and run away quickly to hide in a corner where no one can see me, or laugh at me or point their finger at me.

This time, I’ve stuck my head above the parapet. I’ve taken a  deep breath and shouted, “It was me wot did it!”

Final artwork
Final artwork

A week or two ago, news came back from several beta readers that filled me with delight: this was the page-turniest page-turner I’d ever written; it was a fantastic story; I was destined for stardom… Okay, I made the last one up, but you get the idea.

So maybe I’m not so brave after all. It matters not; what matters is that the book is one step closer to being available to the world. And I’ll be just another author who feels very proud and more than a little scared of people’s reactions. And I’ll be just one more head at which people can throw rocks at.

“Just doing my job, Ma’am.”

Tell me where to send your free books.

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