So this thing happened. Or rather I made some minor moves and then this thing happened.
Kelsey Jordan’s Once Upon A Time…
Some of you know that I decided on self-publishing for many reasons, one of them being the control factor. Among the sea of other Indie authors, I know I’m not alone in relishing that sense of control. It’s one of the reasons why, after looking over their publishing model, I decided to dip my toe into Booktrope’s swimming pool. Turns out, I like the temp. Feels real nice.
I stumbled onto Booktrope by chance due to stumbling across one of their authors (Hey, @AJAalto!) through one of the many book blogs I follow on Facebook. After reading Touched, which I loved, I chose to check her publisher out, because, really, what did I have to lose? I liked what I saw and made contact.
Nothing happens overnight and I’m way too intolerant to wait. So, instead of sitting around while people
pestered lovingly prodded me for The Lycan Hunter’s release, I formatted my little heart out. Of course I cursed to the moon and back, raged that I was so over it. I quit. Oh I quit many times only to start formatting again the next day. Then one bright, sunny day (I can’t confirm it was bright or sunny) I was done. I cast off my formatting shackles and finally pressed publish.
I won’t lie I was anxious and excited to put my baby out there in the sea of books. I won’t talk about my misadventures or the lessons learned. There were many, not that there weren’t any successes either. Still, despite my triumphs and stumbling blocks, I’ll cherish every lesson I learned.
Getting the word that someone is interested in your work is a unique experience.
I was sitting on the floor of my kitchen talking to my hubby as he washed dishes (sexy right?). During a short lull in the conversation, I decided to check my email. I work from home and my phone (and email) are necessary for what I do. What do I find? Yes! The email that I didn’t know I should be expecting showed up and caused a light misting to happen in my eyes. I’m not a crier. I came close, but I pulled it together 🙂 I may or may not have held my phone like a newborn infant and cooed at my email. Needless to say, I’m happy to find myself with Booktrope.
Now for those concerned about First of Spring, it’s still coming. I’m in the editing phase as we speak. I also haven’t forgotten about my anthology either. Ah the books, they come to me and will make it to you. I promise.
I’ll keep you posted on all the re-release info as it comes along. Thank you for your continued support! 2014 couldn’t have gotten off to a better start!