Friday, February 17, 2012

Never Say Never

Okay, here we go.

So, you know that extremely worn cliche that says "never say never?" Well I'm going to use that cliche right now. Don't EVER say never because odds are in your favor that you will do the very thing you said you'd never do.

For example, over the past eight years, I've told my husband that I will never self-publish. Absolutely never. (Look at my last post to see reasons to why I didn't want to). It just wasn't for me.

Okay, now here's where I explain how I'm going back on that promise. I am self-published (e-published) now, and the book is up on Amazon Kindle today!

I've about a million feelings going through me right now: I'm completely scared that my work is no good, completely expectant, hoping for cool things to evolve from it, and I'm completely enamored that I can publish a book myself and see it on Amazon just like all the big-wig authors out there.

My book is called The Puzzle Master. It's a middle-grade/young adult novel about a boy who friends a girl whose sickness ends up salvaging his failing home relationships. Kind of deep issues for such a young person (and for young readers) but it was a story I felt needed to be told. And now it is. It's a great read for adults too. And you can go get it here!

Click that link, or the ten thousand (or five, really) links I've attached to this post. It's going for $.99. You just can't go wrong. If you like it, please do me a favor and give it a review. If you don't like it? Well, this is where I tell you not to review it. But that's no good either. Be honest and tell me if it stinks and why. I'd rather know.

Thanks for walking through my "never say never" moment (my husband though proud of my accomplishment, still has an indelible smirk plastered across his face because my "never" comment came to fruition). I can't believe my book is out there for the whole world to read.

What a fantastic time to be a reader and a writer. (One more plug... click here to get the book now!)

5 comments:

  1. Congratulations and good luck!

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  2. Congratulations, Heather! I know many authors who decided to self publish and some have done very well.

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  3. Thanks Alex. It's always a risk, but hey, life would be boring without them!

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  4. Congratulations on your new release!!

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