Okay, so literally as I hit post on that last entry, one of the ladies at work (Liz) walked up to my desk to tell me that even though she hadn’t planned to read any of my book till next week, she’s already started it and is loving it so far! This prompted one of the other ladies (Michelle) to chime in that she had started reading it this morning, herself, and ask where Liz was up to. When Liz told her that she was on chapter three, Michelle promptly said “oh, don’t tell me anything, I’ve only finished chapter one and I don’t want any spoilers!”.
Guys, what even is my life?! There are people discussing my book and worried about getting it spoiled for themselves! I know the entry I just wrote was about how I was worried that not enough people would love it but here is proof that at least some people are enjoying it already! Now you can see how I can flip flop so often between “this will be amazing!” and “this will fail miserably”.
There’s still that part of my brain that eschews the idea that I’m an “author” now. Even though it’s not published, my book is fully readable as a novel from start to finish. Yet, even with people telling me how great they think it is, my brain’s still trying the whole “they’re just being nice because they like you” tactic on me.
I guess another thing is that I’m writing this blog post while on my lunch break at my “day job”. I worry that I can’t dedicate the time and energy into making this series as good as it can be. Considering that I wrote most of ‘The Album’ between my sons’ bedtime and midnight or 1am each night, then got up and went to work every day, I guess I’ll just find the time and make it happen. I already have people itching to read book two and I can’t let them down. I have a reason to keep writing now that people are waiting for the next instalment!
Not sure if this blog post ended up as positive as I thought it would be when I started writing…thanks, scumbag brain!