Many different people have referred to the process of creating books and movies like this: A book is never actually "released." It just eventually escapes.
Now, I have to admit, for as long as I have been working on my current release,Curse Bearer, I know I'll never feel entirely sure I have done everything I possibly could have to sharpen the book. But the fact is, if I was allowed to rework everything I possibly could, I would rewrite the book over and over for my entire life, and it would never come out. There is a great lesson to be learned in calling something done and allowing it to be what it is at that point.
Now that the book is out, I wanted to be sure to make you all aware of the giveaway I am doing on October 1st and 2nd. All you need to do is go to my facebook pages, either my personal page or my author page, and find the post where I have shared the link to Amazon for the book. If you share my link and add your own message when you share it, encouraging your friends to check out Curse Bearer, then I will enter your name into a drawing for a signed copy of the book. I would really love to get some sales going on Amazon. Although I have already done a healthy pile of direct sales, the Amazon sales are what make me visible to people I don't know. So enter the drawing and encourage your friends to as well.
The other little reminder I will throw out there...second to sales, reviews are an author's best friend. If you read a book and have a reaction to it you want to share, support that author by posting an online review. Most of us can't afford to cheat and buy reviews like many of the NY Times best seller authors do...we have to do things the old fashioned way. (Eye roll. I wouldn't be able to sleep at night if I bought reviews.) Feedback is the artist's MiracleGrow, in my opinion.
It's been a whirlwind, between the Kickstarter Campaign, the last minute details, the nail biting--but it's all extremely fulfilling as well. I hope, if you choose to purchase my work, that it brings you some measure of wonder and joy.