That’s how long it’s gonna be until my first indie published book, a short story titled BLACKOUT IN THE GARDEN OF LOVE shows up for sale on Amazon.
My intention, when I first started this blog back in March, was to talk about my journey to indie publishing. As you can see, it didn’t exactly happen that way. But—I did end up publishing something in 2012!! Amazing! It’s been a few months of one thing after the next working to distract and put mental and physical roadblocks in my way, so I don’t mind admitting that I’m a bit shell-shocked that I just hit that publish my book button.
I’m wise enough to understand this is a single step. I hope, of course, lots of folks buy and read BLACKOUT IN THE GARDEN OF LOVE—hey, I’d love that!! BLACKOUT IN THE GARDEN OF LOVE was supposed to be an entry for a short story contest for a new-on-the-scene interracial romance publisher. I went back and forth weighing if as a new writer, I’d have a better chance to get publish by looking for publisher or if I should jump on the bandwagon and go the indie publishing route. That new IR publisher sending out a call for writers didn’t appear to get off the ground, and well— that fallout was the last bit of encouragement I needed to leap into the indie pool. In some upcoming posts, I’ll share more about writing BLACKOUT IN THE GARDEN OF LOVE, which is Vol#1 in my new series called LOVE BLOOMS, which I’ll be talking about, too. I just had to put a marker – right here and now that, sigh—I’m twelve hours to officially becoming a published author.
How cool is that!
Good luck on your release of BLACKOUT in the GARDEN OF LOVE, Venice! I look forward to reading it.
Alicia– you rock! You’ve been a great support, and I appreciate it SO much! Life has been so crazy, it’s amazing I was able to pull it off. I hope you are doing well– and definitely hafta catch-up with what’s going on with you!
It is VERY COOL, my f riend! I’m so excited for you and have already snatched up my copy of BLACKOUT IN THE GARDEN OF LOVE from Amazon. I can’t wait to see the rest of the series as it unfolds. Wishing you much success and joyous writing and blogging days ahead. 🙂
I’m happy to finally have done it, Mae. And you’ve been an angel helping me to make it happen. I’m forever and always grateful. And you know how much I’m wishing you the same with the debut of WEATHERING ROCK, my friend–much success and joyous writing! I like the idea of that combo! 🙂