I knew it was going to happen. I’d hoped it would wait, but I received an email photo of the finished product yesterday and my nerves took over. What am I talking about? Why RED of course. 🙂 My editor sent the photo via her cellphone to a friend, who forwarded to me. It’s weird seeing the real thing after all these years. It’s also extremely nerve-wrecking. It’s less than two weeks until the book is released. I’m hoping against hope that if it releases early it won’t be more than a week early. I know it’s a long shot, but it’s the only way I’ll have a shot in hell of making any kind of bestseller’s list.
I know as a reader it never crossed my mind that there was a ‘perfect’ purchase time frame. I used to buy a book when I got around to it or when I had the money, depending on which was taking priority at the time. But when you become an author all these factors really make a difference. You know what’s sad? I’ve been writing since 2002 (professionally) and didn’t find out the deal about sales needing to be within the first week and a half to two weeks of a books release until last year. 🙄 In a lot of ways the publishing industry is like the airline industry. There are all these hidden codes, reports and ways of doing paperwork that an outsider cannot begin to understand. I feel like I have one foot in the door and it’s only open a crack. I can see a little of what’s happening, but I’m missing the big picture. 😆
I finally managed to watch My Own Worst Enemy yesterday. It really wasn’t bad. Interesting premise. I’m sure that means it’ll be cancelled soon. Isn’t that how this TV thing works? Other than that, I keep watching the shows, waiting for something to grab me. It hasn’t really happened yet and I fear it won’t. How about you all? Has any new show hooked you?
I picked up Mercury’s War by Lora Leigh, Chosen One by Ana Bast, and Midnight’s Daughter by Karen Chance while I was at the bookstore the other day. Anyone buy a book that they loved?