I had a moment this weekend.
There I was, outside enjoying the first glimpses of Spring, making notes for the revision I'm about to start, when it hit me:
I'm doing this thing.
I haven't formally announced it yet, but most people in my life know: I've decided to self-publish. And my first book, Something So Sweet, will hit digital bookshelves on July 1st.
THIS July 1st.
Am I freaking out?
Am I still going to do it?
It's so crazy to me. Three, maybe four, years ago, I couldn't have imagined being here. My world was so much smaller then. My dreams seemed impossible, illogical. Just plain silly.
A lot of things have happened since then, and I couldn't be more grateful for every one of them. If I hadn't gone through the lowest lowest and the highest highs of my life, I would not be here now. About to publish my first novel.
Can you believe it?
With the release a couple months away, I'm thinking I want to share something with you: the official cover of Something So Sweet.
Here it is:
This book...this is the book I've been trying to write for years. And years and years and years. It's been through so many changes, from plot lines to character names to settings, but at its core, it's always been a story about dreams. Letting go of old ones and chasing down new ones. Something that I relate to now more than I ever have before.
I love these characters and this world so, so much. And I'm both terrified and thrilled to share it with you guys.
That's not too far away, is it?