Yesterday, I celebrated the release of a new novel. I’m still feeling a little surreal about the whole thing. I mean, I know it’s life – I can see the links on the retailer sites, but I think that after a book goes live, you sort of coast around in this dream-like state for a bit until things really sink in. My moment of “oh my God, it’s happened, I’ve published three books now” will likely happen when I get to hold my paperback copies in my hand.
But still, even in this dream-like state…I feel awesome. The DAMAGED GOODS Release Party that happened on Facebook last night was incredible. Thank you to everyone who came out and participated in all the fun giveaways and games the authors had! I think everyone had a great time – I know I did, and not just because my mother-in-law gave me a celebratory piece of no-bake tart. Hah!
Anyways, I’ve been meaning to write out some blog posts the last several days but I’ve been so distracted between this new release and my youngest starting school. I have seven hours to myself during the day, and it’s taking a bit of getting used to. I don’t know what to do with all that time! I know, write should be the answer here but honestly there is an adjustment period.
I know I’ll get into a better routine within the next few weeks, and I’m looking forward to that. Right now I feel pretty lost and confused. Going from chaos to silence is akin to going top speed on that whirly-strawberry ride at the fair. When you first get off the ride, finding your footing and focus is rather difficult and you’re dizzy and disoriented.
Like I said, I’ll find a routine soon and maybe I’ll even accomplish more. 😉