Single 3 is liveeeeeeeee! Omg!
I pressed publish on Single 3, my 8th title (if you count the anthology I was a part of in late 2014), and it’s such a surreal feeling. My notifications on Facebook are going crazy and I can’t seem to catch up with them. lol. That’s a GREAT thing! Right now, at this very moment, I’m one of the happiest people on the planet. The only people who have read Single 3 are those who received advanced review copies. I knew that once I pressed publish, it was me letting go of it for everyone to read. It’s the true end of the story and a set of characters that captured my life and heart for months. All of it is making me a little emotional. I’m getting that burning sensation in my nose and my eyes are watering. I’m not a cryer. I will not cry. Crap. Maybe I will.
It’s been a crazy ride so far and though I haven’t made some gigantic list or sold a million copies, I feel accomplished. I think success is kind of like beauty in a sense. It’s all depends on the beholder. Of course one day I would love to do any of those things, but right now I am completely content with being Lyra Parish. I wouldn’t trade what I’ve done for anything in the world. Why? Because I know I’ve kicked some ass, wiped some tears, demolished insecurities and struggles, and come through on the other end as a better, stronger writer.
To me, all of this is about the journey. And so far it’s been a fabulous one. One that I am thankful that I’ve taken the chance on every day. One that requires me to go to sleep at 3am and wake up at 7am to be on time for my day job. One that constantly has me day dreaming, exploring my own creativity, and learning. It’s a great day to be an author and I’m happy to be me. Too many of us wish we were someone else. We wish we made NYT Best Seller, we wish we were #1 on amazon, we wish we could pull readers, bloggers, and agents like the top indies out there. But today, I don’t want to be anyone but myself. I still have much to accomplish and it’s the journey that keeps me moving forward.
This book may only sell 5 copies, I’m okay with that. In a few months, it may only have 5 reviews. I’m okay with that. People may hate it. People may love it. People may rip it to shreds. People may gush over every chapter. While all of those things matter to me in one way or another, they will not change the story that I’ve written and published. Because It’s out there. It’s finished. It’s live. And I feel accomplished for doing it. For completing another series. I did it and I’m elated. I feel like I’m soaring through fluffy clouds full of happiness. Okay, I know I’m a total cheeseball.
Thank you for all of your support over the last 20 months. It’s been a crazy ride and I feel like we are still climbing that mountain. There is so much more to come, so much more to celebrate, so many more releases to set free into the world. I couldn’t do it without all of your support, honest feedback, love, and positive reinforcement. Thank you so much!
p.s. Single 3 will be live on ibooks, nook, and kobo. The links will be posted on my Facebook page as soon as they go live. Remember you can now buy signed paperbacks on the site 🙂 Paperbacks will also be available on Amazon this week. <3