With my release date for “The Diamond Guardians” just around the corner, I feel a mix of anxiety and excitement. It reminds me of the first time I started blogging.
My first blog changed so many times. I wrote several blogs, but none of them seemed to be the right one. Finally, I wrote the blog that I thought would be worthy of posting, but, then, the anticipation set in. My heart beat quickly while I constantly checked my smartphone for new followers, Twitter retweets and favorites, and Facebook likes. A Facebook share would have been a bonus as my eyes did not seem to leave my social media venues.
Similarly, Thursday is the release of my first young adult fantasy fiction book and I am torn inside from excitement and anxiety. All I can think of is whether I am on the right path. Is my print book ready for Amazon? Yes, check! Is my Kindle version uploaded? Yes, check! Do I have it in Smashwords? Almost there, check. Do I need to put it in Nook? Wait… I thought Smashwords took care of that…. It’s time to double check on the Nook. What about marketing? What will happen on Thursday? Thursday will definitely be a busy day for me.
Someone gave me a bit of great advice. “Be patient. Everything will happen in time.” I suppose patience is all that I am forced to have now. Patience mixed with a lot of nerves.