January was a crazy month for me. My second book launched on January 6th, which meant twice-weekly trips to the post office and plenty of stress. February brought that disturbing quiet that always comes after a book release. Thankfully I have a lot of blogging friends to keep me company!
When you're trying to get published, nobody ever tells you what a stressful time a book release can be. So many people have put faith in your writing and the last thing you want to do is let them down. So you watch your numbers obsessively and eat lots and lots of chocolate and hope someone buys your book!
You eventually realize there are only some things in publishing you can control. You write the best book you can, promote it in every way you can imagine, and hope for the best.
I guess there's solace in knowing we all feel this way. I do wonder if authors ever get to a point where they feel secure in their success. Doubtful. Perhaps we should all take the advice of J.K. Rowling on the issue.
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