Yesterday, I finished the final edits on my novel and took the plunge. I uploaded everything onto draft2digital and self-published my novel.
This was a hard decision, since I wanted to publish through the traditional route but didn’t want to wait the year or two it could take to get someone on board. I need this book, in print, as soon as possible.
Why? You might wonder. Well, for me, it’s simple.
I want my father to hold my finished published novel in his hands before he dies. It could be months or years, I know, but it also could be weeks or days, so I don’t want to waste time that I might not have.
I don’t actually care if my dad reads it or ever opens the cover. I just want him to touch it and know that I made that happen. When I was little, all I wanted was to see my name on the cover of a book. And now, I can.
The amount of pride I have for this project is unlike anything else I’ve ever experienced. Nobody did this but me. Sure, people helped mold the story by reading it and giving me invaluable feedback. Yes, people in my life directly inspired the story and characters. But I put them together and brought this version of those things to life.
Want to check it out? I know you do!
If it isn’t availible through your chosen retailer yet, please check again in a few days. The self-publishing process is tedious and Amazon has many hoops for writers to jump through. Additionally, print versions will be available soon, as well. I am waiting for an advanced copy to arrive for me to proofread for approval, then those preorders will begin. Have patience!
I promise it will be worth it! I can’t wait to share my story with everyone!
Until next time,
Cathy Marie Bown