Next month will mark a full year since I signed a three book publishing deal with Harper Collins’ romance imprint Harper Impulse.
It’s been an exciting year which has seen two of the titles published, both in digital and paperback format, book number three submitted and, as a group, The Romaniacs have also published a short story anthology. To say it has whizzed by would be an understatement, but I’ve taken a moment to pause and reflect on how the past year has been.
Fast. Busy. Stressful. Exciting. Frustrating. Enjoyable. And every emotion remotely related to those. That’s how it’s been.
And it’s not just the range of emotions I’ve experienced, I’ve also learned a lot about myself as a writer and the writing process itself. Amongst many things, I’ve learned …
That I will love my edits, despite what I may tweet at the time of being in the ‘Editing Cave’.
That Book 2 helps to sell Book 1.
That I will happy dance at good reviews.
That I will grow thick skin for the not so nice reviews.
That I will compulsively check Amazon rankings, despite pretending I’m only going to look for a book to read and that I’m not really going to look at mine and compare it with every other book in that genre.
Would love to know how the past year has been for everyone else.
Have you had your book published? Have you signed with an agent? Have you self-published? Have you joined the RNA New Writers’ Scheme? Did you renew your NWS membership? Have you written another draft? Written an entirely new book? Decided to write in a completely different style or genre? Or anything else remotely related to writing …