I finally have a release date for my book! Well, for the ebook version. June 3rd! The print run will be later, and I don’t know how much later, which is frustrating because I don’t know how to begin marketing an ebook. I would so much rather have something in my hands to give people. But the good news is, I spoke to the Tech Services folks at the library and they will be buying my book! My boss is even talking about using it for the Teen Book Club she’s trying to form. O_O I have to admit the idea of sitting in on a discussion of my book is more than a little awesome, but also more than a little terrifying…
In fact this whole thing is turning out a little more terrifying than I thought. It makes me so nervous and embarrassed to tell people about my book. Suddenly I’m the subject of so much scrutiny, and what if they don’t like the book? I’ve always been able to tightly control who was able to read my writing. Friends, family, creative writing class — even my fanfic, though technically anyone on the web could read it, in practice only reaches a specific set of fans, you know? So it’s a real effort for me to focus on being excited rather than being freaked out.
But, you know, one day — one day — someone will come to me and tell me how much they liked my book. (Surely a few people will, right?) And that day might be the best day of my life.
We shall see. We shall see.