Tuesday, July 8, 2014

I Wrote A Book

I wrote a book. Before you jump out of your chair with excitement, I did write  a book but it is not published. I wrote it a year to two years ago and never did anything with it. It was just sitting on my desk collecting dust until the other day at least.

When I first completed it I gave it to my mom, my hubby and a few friends to give me their thoughts. And I was delighted that they all seemed to love it. Hopefully, they weren't just blowing smoke up my arse. I knew I would be adding some detail and fleshing it out some more but I was really happy with the fact that the people who read it didn't think that it needed much more.

I tried to go back and edit but after spending months writing the first draft my head was on overload from this book. I was having writer's block and didn't know what to change. I knew I needed to step away for a good while to look at it with fresh eyes.

I never intended to step away from it for this long but after I took some time away I began to doubt the whole thing and thought it was silly to pursue publishing it. That was until I read some books that were on the New York Times Best Seller List that in my opinion were not written well, at all. I couldn't help but think my book is way better than that was. I spoke to one of my friends about this and she said she thought it was better than a lot of published books she read. That was it, I decided I needed to move forward with this venture.

I reread it the other night and after spending so much time away from it I thoroughly enjoyed it. So I am going back to edit it and I decided I am going to go on the path of self publishing. I did some research and besides the fact that it is near impossible for an unknown to get picked up by a publisher , if you are one of the lucky few enough to do so you basically have to still do all your own marketing and promotion. Basically, if I am going to do all the work I want to reap all the benefits. And I don't want to spend years getting rejecting for the one possible yes. I want to get this show on the road and do it now.

So stay tuned. In the upcoming months I hope to have my romantic thriller available for you all to read. xoxo


  1. That is so exciting! Cant wait to see what's next.

  2. Soooo exciting!!! You mentioned it before and now you are really doing something with it. That's the first thing I plan to do once I finish editing is print out all 450 pages and give it to my mom to read. I'll figure out what's next after that.

  3. How exciting! Wishing you all the best!

  4. That is so awesome! I can't wait to hear more about it :D My fingers are crossed for you!

  5. Self-publishing has definitely lost a lot of the stigma it used to have - plenty of writers are doing it now and seeing great success, so I say go for it!