Tomorrow is the day. The next book in the Cemetery Tours series, After Death, will be available! To share a little secret with you, the Kindle eBook was available last night, but then I was told that there’d been a technical error with the file and I had to take it down.
Cue every author’s nightmare.
Any other day, if you asked me if there was anything I didn’t love about what I do, the answer would be no. But there are moments, like last night and half of today, when the self-doubt and unforeseen glitches start getting the better of me. This is a fun business and I love it so much and I love my books and characters, but the act of publishing itself can be very stressful. There’s already pressure on authors to write books that people want to read, but formatting and making them look professional and seeing to it that there are no (or as few as possible) typos or uneven lines etc, etc… It can be overwhelming.
I want to be an author. I want to write stories for the rest of my life and I want readers to enjoy those stories. I think that no matter what we pursue, there will always be a bit of stress, a bit of fear, especially if we really want everything to work out. And hopefully, it’s worth the risk. Risks have to be taken in life. Otherwise, we’d never evolve. I hope that I’m taking the right ones. I like to think that I am.
That being said, I really hope that you all like After Death and that all of the issues have been taken care of. I know no matter what that I’m going to keep writing. I have to keep writing. I truly believe than any author who puts their work out there, especially those of us who are independent, really don’t have a choice but to keep writing. Let’s face it, I could be making a heck of a lot more money doing a heck of a lot less work. But I love my books and I love my characters and most of all, I love my readers. I hope this new book is everything you deserve and more.
On a totally unrelated note, here are some really pretty autumn pictures from my trip to the Arboretum last Friday.
I also took pictures of my books.