Today is finally, finally here. All the work, the sweat, the frustration, the joy, the tears, the wadded up papers and post-it notes, the dead laptops, the edit letters, the beta readers, the sleepless nights . . . all have reached a culmination, and now my baby is out there navigating the world. I am a published YA author.
I cannot begin to tell you how good it feels. How thrilling. And how. . . terrifying. There will be good reviews. There will be bad reviews. They happen, and I know that one person’s lousy read is someone elses’s favorite book in the world.
I took a huge (I mean really, really huge) chance on the way I ended the book, and it won’t fly with everyone. But the early reviews for TRAVELER are showing promise that most people are on board (heh. That’s a pirate reference) for where I’m going with this, so it’s my job to keep the momentum going with DREAMER.
I’ve still got some work to do on that one, but today. . . today is all about my baby. I hope you all enjoy TRAVELER as much as I enjoyed writing it. I am so desperately in love with these characters, and I can’t wait for all of you to meet them.