Monday, January 31, 2011

Falling Into Place

Don't you just love it when everything starts falling into place?  This has been one long, wild and harry journey and I'm so thankful for all the wonderful friends I've made along the way.  Even though we writers are a solitary bunch for the most part, this struggle is one we should never try to do alone.   

So thank you.  For your encouragement, your laughs, your willingness to listen even when things weren't going so well.  It means the world to me.

I wanted to wait a little closer to the release date, which may be moved up if things keep going this well, but I couldn't do it.  Not sure if this thrills me or terrifies me more.  The few people I've shared this with have been eagerly supportive about my decision to self-publish.  And here I feared I would be met with a list of why not's and nay sayers galore.  What does this tell me?  I guess I must be doing the right thing. LOL  There has been a giant weight lifted from my shoulders and it's the most wonderful feeling. Now if the darn butterflies would just quit attacking my insides, I'd be able to enjoy all this wonderful excitement. :)

A sneak peek at my cover. 

Shhhh....It's not quite ready yet and I'd hate to disappoint the masses. LOL  One can dream, right?

For those interested, here's a great link about self-publishing and Terri Reid's success.


Bethany said...

Congratulations, Melissa and best wishes! Let me know when it's released :-)

Critique Sisters said...

That's a very haunting cover! I can hardly wait to see it in the bookstore, and more importantly hold it in my hands so I can read it!
~Heather of CSC

Melissa said...

Thanks, Bethany! You'll be one of the first! :)

Melissa said...

I love my cover, Heather! LOL Probably because I had so much fun putting it together. :) I'm shooting for a March/Apri release. Gosh, I get so nervous just typing it.

Bethany said...


You'll be fine. When it's a couple weeks or so from the release date, let me know and I'll announce it on my blog :-)

Linda Gray said...

Good for you, Melissa! Wow, I am impressed that you decided to take the leap, and can't wait to come back here and read about everything involved. I recently read on the Publishers Weekly website that they're now doing periodic reviews and lists of self-published novels. Very cool.

Melissa said...

Thanks, Bethany! I'll do that! :)

Melissa said...

Linda, thanks for visiting and for your support! :) I've been reading lots of encouraging articles. Must check out the website. Wow! That does sound really cool!