On Sunday, February 24th, 2013, I will publish my first book. After over 18 month’s worth of work (and creating two entirely different versions of the story), I’m set to publish “Mantrap” to the world. Actually, I’m going to be pushing it on my friends and family first to get their feedback, and then I’ll throw it out to the world.
Right now it’s with my amazing editor, Julia Lobo, for a final review. And I’m on pins and needles.
So far I’ve put together an entire marketing plan, and even have ads created. For anyone who knows me, the fact that I have any sort of plan probably just made them scoff. But I really want this book to succeed and reach a large number of people. Not because I want to make money (well, I do want to make money), but because I like the story and I want to share it with people. That’s why I wrote it in the first place.
Now that it’s about a week away, I feel like a kid on Christmas Eve. I’ve been tucked into bed, kissed on the forehead, and told to go to sleep. But there’s no way I’m going to sleep. I’m freakin’ excited, and scared.
So now I’m sitting here waiting. Waiting to see if people will like the book. Waiting to see if my marketing campaign will work. Waiting to see if anyone other than my close friends like this type of dark comedy.
I can’t wait to unwrap this present.