Confessions of a Nervous Author Releasing a New Book…again.

I’m nervous and at the same time excited about the launch of my book!
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I started writing believing it’s not that hard. If they can do it; I can do it. Now, my book is about to launch, my fear of exposing myself again, like walking naked in a public market is worse than ever. This is going to be my fifth book to be released but it doesn’t get any better.

I am nervous about whether I made the right decision to republish my book. After getting my rights back from my publisher, I’ve broken down my full length novel into a series. I’m nervous about people’s reactions. I am nervous whether I spent my resources in the right place (formatting, new covers, marketing, book promotions, release blitz , review tour, boost ads, etc.)

What would readers think? Would they appreciate learning about this inspiring couple? Would they enjoy reading their love story while I try to raise awareness about the disease? Would they be as curious as I was to know if there was any cure for Alzheimer’s?

I love this book and I truly believe on it’s greater purpose. The main characters Brandy and Ivo were one of my fave couples.

When I received the proof-copy of the paperback and I made a last run through. Again, I found something! I’m tempted to cancel printing and read my book for the 97,664th time (okay, that’s exag!) hoping that I won’t see something anymore! It’s not my strengths that’s being revealed on my books, it’s my flaws! I asked the formatter to do the last minute changes and….sent!

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I’m relieved that early readers who posted their reviews on Goodreads are appreciating the novel. I’m grateful so far for all of the lovely compliments.

They say nerves are a sign that you care about your work. I value the work that I do. I wanted to give my readers something worth reading and worth their money. I should occasionally feel a little nervous, that’s fine. Because if I never get nervous, it means that I believe myself too much and there’s no room for improvement.

I’ve probably put more time, effort, thought, research and money into this book than any of my books. I should be nervous. I’m glad I’m nervous.

F*ck it! I’ll just have to close my eyes, take a deep breath and drink my coffee. Coffee will deliver me from all fears.

Have you downloaded your copy of Moments to Remember yet?

Get it here!

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How about you? How do you get over that author “stage fright”?

Happy reading! *nail bites*

All My Best,
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Ysa Arcangel
Author of Romance and Fantasy fiction
that’ll explore your fantasies & darkness
that is kept hidden in your day to day life.
    

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