All right, I have to start by saying that I tend to believe only published writers get the title “Author.” And with that statement, I bet you can guess what this post is about, if you hadn’t already.
Yes, it went live. The Kindle version went up Saturday night. Poor Devan, he got abandoned for a while as my brain sat there in stupefied amazement. I did it. I really did. I’m still a bit in shock.
Now, I didn’t do it alone. For one thing, the encouragement of you guys here on the blog has been wonderful. But there are a few people I’d like to specifically call out for their help. My two best friends in the world, Emily and Sarah, without whom I couldn’t have done this. They’ve read for me, making needed comments and providing encouraging words. They’re fabulous about reminding me that I *might* be a bit hard on myself. My mother and step-father, who have taught me so many skills I needed. In fact, my mother kept insisting that she needed to be the first one to buy Bound. A new friend, Kristen Jett, who was kind enough to
grab Tavis read Bound for the final round of feedback and has been so very encouraging since (I think she just wants more Tavis, not that I blame her).
I’d also like to thank my cover artist, Regina Wamba of Mae I Design, for helping me move from a general idea to the very beautiful cover that makes me squee with joy a bit every time I see it. Also, the wonderful Amy Eye of The Eyes for Editing, who formatted all the versions of Bound for me and helped me make good choices when I didn’t know what to do.
And of course, my family, none of whom said, “Why the hell are you spending all your time on that?” Thank you for the support instead. 😉
So far, the Amazon and Smashwords versions are the only ones that are live. The Kobo and print versions are coming soon, and I will announce that once it’s up. I’ve added the relevant links in a number of places for those interested.
If you haven’t already done so, please check out the first chapter, which I’ve posted. I hope you enjoy it, and in turn the book, if you choose to read it and will join me for the second book, Possession.
Okay, I’m going to go back to sitting in a corner as my brain churns, not to mention trying to write.