Well, it’s here! April 21 and Boy Band is officially available on Kindle, Nook, and on Amazon.com! It will be available on BarnesAndNoble.com and probably iBooks shortly. I say “probably” with the iBooks because I swear, I have never gone through more aggravation trying to get something done than uploading Cemetery Tours to iBooks. It is a pain in the butt.
But I didn’t come here to gripe about my lack of iBooks skillz. I’m here to celebrate!
It’s pretty cool. This is a book I never planned to write. It wasn’t even in my head when I began writing it. It all began with my friend, Savannah (http://savannahrohleder.blogspot.com) telling me that she was participating in National Novel Writing Month and that I should sign up also. At first I thought, “No way. I hate being timed. Besides, I should write because I want to write, not because I feel pressured.” But the more I thought about it, the more I began to realize I was looking at it all wrong. NaNoWriMo wasn’t just a stupid trend. It was an actual opportunity that encouraged people all over the world to write. How could I possibly think that was a bad thing in any way? Besides, it might be nice to take a break and write something new, something that I probably wouldn’t have written otherwise.
May I just tell you I am so glad she talked me into signing up?
I’ve had more fun with this book than I could possibly have imagined when I first signed up for NaNoWriMo. I went in thinking, “I probably won’t publish this… I might not even finish it…” which might sound bad, but really, it freed me up to write the story the way I wanted to write it, as though I was the only one who was going to read it. And I ended up loving it. There was no pressure, no expectations. Just freedom, and as you know, freedom is the one thing I covet most (Except for maybe a date with Richard Armitage).
Now, here it is, April 21, and the NaNoWriMo project that never should have been is a book. The third book on my resume. And I couldn’t be prouder of it.
Thank you to all who encouraged me, Savannah, Hannah, Kit Kat, and especially my sister, KJ! I couldn’t have done it without you!
The Kind of September is here to stay, y’all!