Wednesday, September 6, 2017

IWSG – Book Release

Today is the first Wednesday of the month, so you know what that means…

Insecure Writer's Support Group day!



I've been missing the blogging world lately, and I feel bad I haven't been able to visit all of you who still follow me! But between college, friends, boys, and writing, things have been quite crazy lately. In fact, I even stopped writing for a bit.

DON'T JUDGE ME.

It wasn't intentional, it just became difficult to balance school, a social life, and writing. And I used to be more of an introvert, but sometime in the past year that changed. I know because my best friend and I took the Myers Briggs 16 Personalities Test a few weeks ago.

And extroverts need more social human time than introverts, generally.

So I wasn't writing much, spending time with other humans.

Over the summer, I started writing again. Well, editing actually, since it has been taking me forever to finish my second novel.

But now, my moment of victory has arrived!

I have completely finished The Inferiors, and as of September 4th, it has been published! I have not yet made it available on Amazon.com or any other distributor because I'm trying to set up a release party for the official release date, which is on Monday, September 18th.

So coming to why I'm insecure this month, I'm really nervous about my book release. Apart from the normal fears (what if people don't like it? Will they like how the story continues?) I really don't know how to market my book.

There's a guy I've been friends with for the past year, and he didn't even know I'd written a book until about a month ago. It's not something I talk about really, it's just something I love to do.

The biggest fear I have this month is for September 9th. I ordered 50 copies of my first book, and they're supposed to get to my house on September 8th. But I have this local author festival thing at my library on the 9th, and if my books don't come I'm going to be there with no books to sell. So…that's quite nerve wracking.

Anyway, I'd like to thank Alex J. Cavanaugh for hosting the IWSG every month! Click here to visit more people in the IWSG!

Thanks everyone!

P.S. I'm going to be posting this week about a blog hop for my release party, so stick around!

–Jess

7 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Have faith - the books will arrive on time. It will be all right.
A lot of people I know still have no idea I write books.

Nick Wilford said...

Congrats on the upcoming launch! I think the thing with marketing is to keep trying different things. I'm trying to do more with Twitter and Facebook, I'm not much good at "in-person" marketing. The book fair will be great. You'll get your books and then shift them all again!

Erika Beebe said...

Believe! It will all work out and congratulations :)

Liz A. said...

Congrats on the book. College is busy time. I'm amazed you've gotten as much done as you have.

Fundy Blue said...

Congratulations, Jess! What an exciting time for you, even if it is nerve-wracking! I try never to judge others, because I have so much I could be judged for ~ LOL So you'll only get compassion and understanding from me. Life is full. Life is tough. We all have so much on our plates. All the best writing success to you in September!

Kathryn McKendry said...

Yay, Jess! I'm so unbelievably proud of you! :)

Carole Anne Carr said...

I do hope the books arrived. And I'm sure they will be a success. Good luck with the next one, too!

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