As of this time tomorrow I’ll officially be a published a author. Published in a way that feels somehow more “real” than being published through Kindle Worlds.
Perhaps not quite as “real” as if it were through a publishing house with an agent involved and everything, but I wrote a book and it’s being sold to the public, so in my mind, that counts, dammit.
At this point it still feels pretty surreal. I still have the benefit of dreaming of “what could be” rather than the most likely harsh reality that I’ll face tomorrow. As of right now, I can go to bed tonight and dream that when I awake, I’ll have hundreds of happy readers, a sky-rocketing Author Rank, and a whole new lot on life.
I think we all know that won’t happen.
But it’s fun to dream.
Even if it doesn’t happen (it won’t) I take pleasure in the fact that I set a goal for myself and did it, and that I’m finally taking the world of William Strickland and sharing it with others. Something I’ve wanted to do for many years. (Available, naturally on Amazon.com)
Where will things go from here? Who knows…but that’s the beauty of that feeling of having one more day. The promise of the future, yet the event still close at hand. That doesn’t happen often, but when it does, it’s a great feeling. Hopefully I’m feeling just as good tomorrow.