If you're reading this, then you probably already know that I've been working on my debut novel, Ignite, for the past two months. After hours and hours of sitting at the dining room table with my laptop, headphones, and glasses, I'm ecstatic to announce that I type the words The End last night. After already spending the day as a blubbering mess (the angst!), it was a surreal feeling saying goodbye to the characters that I've lived and breathed for weeks. At the same time, I'm so excited because this brings me even closer to being able to hit the publish button.
So where do we go from here? I've had an amazing group of women who've been alpha reading (an awesome term coined by the equally awesome Sarah Ashley Jones) for me. Instead of waiting for me to be completely done so they can beta read, I've been sending them sections at a time, so they've been living this story as it unravels right along with me. The full complete first rough draft is in their inboxes, so as I do revisions, I'll be waiting to hear back from them on suggestions and feedback. I'll revise the document, again, based on what they send me. Then, it's scheduled to go my editor the first week of October, where she'll probably ream me for my overuse of the comma. After that it goes to my formatter. Once she's finished, it'll be uploaded on Amazon's Kindle Direct Publishing site just waiting for me to hit publish.
My original publishing goal was November 4, so I'm exciting that I may have it out a little sooner.
So, stay tuned! This Tuesday, 9/24, over 100 blogs are hosting my cover reveal. I'm so excited! There will be a sweet giveaway, so make sure to keep your eyes open.
My blog tour will also be running from November 11-15, courtesy of the lovely ladies at Love Between the Sheets. If you want to participate, here's the sign up sheet. Blog Tour Sign Up Sheet
This has been a wild & crazy right, and I'm so excited for you all to join me on it!