This was a post I should have had written weeks ago. But did I? No. LOL.
It’s release day for Emerald Fires, Bloodlines the Second. This marks my fifteenth book published. Now, a few of those books are under another name and/or no longer available for purchase, but they still count, in my book. Either way, that’s quite the milestone.
I looked up some old authors I used to love when I first started writing. Some of them aren’t publishing anymore. A few have passed on and a few just quit writing all together. I can’t begin to describe the heart break when I looked up some names. Some, honestly, I knew about, but others… I was shocked to see that one had quit writing because her contract for her most popular series was up and the publisher didn’t want more. Like she had a whole flounce tweet out there. It was…. a rabbit hole I went down. Because Suze is nosy.
Publishing isn’t easy. Writing a good book is hard. The creation of good art is hard. But writing is just the beginning. Publishing is a whole other thing that can be overwhelming with the amount of work that goes into the creation of a book as a sellable product.
I don’t say all this to make you think I’m sad or upset or melancholy today. I’m elated. Truly. I didn’t think I would get this book out there. At least, not this year. But I got it in my head that I needed to do this, and I put that plan in motion.
In my opinion, EMERALD FIRES is a damn good book. And as of today, anyone who wants to can read it. I hope you choose to, and I hope you enjoy it.
And now for the obligatory release day sales ask: Please to be buying my book.