Ok, I may be jumping the gun a little bit here, but I’ve been grinning since Thursday and I’m going to go NUTS if I don’t say it.
“Daughter of Hauk” was sent to the printer on Friday. I’ll be able to order my proof copy this week! As long as nothing’s wonky with it, it’ll be available for purchase in the next few weeks!
It’s only been out for 5-6 weeks as an ebook, and both my hubby and I are very curious about the number of copies sold. Could it be doing better than we dared hope? After all, we only know of 20-25 copies that friends and family have purchased and told us about. It’s exhilarating and frightening at the same time to think, wonder, about.
I’m going to be a complete wreck the first time I hold the paperback in my hands. I know it, I admit it, and I earned the right.
For those interested, I’m setting up a blog tour for the week of May 1 -14. If you’d like me to swing by your blog during that time, let me know. Several dates are still open!
I had a long time friend (we met in grade school?) let me know the other day that, while my book wasn’t one she’d normally have read, she was loving it and looking forward to the sequel. It’s a good feeling to know that you’ve gotten people outside their comfort genres to read and still entertained them. Granted, the only reason she DID buy it was because I’d written it and we go way back. There’s something to be said for the ‘I went to school with so and so and now they’re a published writer/paid actor/lead singer in a hot group” purchases. But I also know she’d have said something if she hadn’t enjoyed it. When you’ve been friends with someone for 20+ years, you sorta know they’re going to tell you the truth.
The summer is starting to fill up fast. I’ve got the blog tour next month, an independent review to look forward to reading, my first reading and signing in June or July, plus an internet radio show to visit in July as well. We’re taking a short vacation in August, and I think I’m looking forward to it already. My writing goal is to get the first draft of the sequel to ‘Daughter of Hauk’ finished and off to my crit partners/beta readers by the end of May. But, to do that, I’ve got to stop playing solitaire and write!
*The details got to me shortly after I posted this. My order was placed this morning, and it should be on Amazon for order in 5 days :)*