The Birth of a Book: Cake That!

When you start writing a book, there’s so much excitement. As the author, you love the story. You love the setting. You love the characters. There may be times in the writing that cause you to question your sanity in choosing this path, but you keep at it. When you finally type “The End”, it’s really misleading. You may think it’s the end. Really, it’s just the beginning.

Your beloved story now faces several rounds of edits from the publisher. While working on those, the proverbial carrot is dangled in front of your nose to keep you motivated. “Look at this beautiful cover!” This is the exclamation of the publisher, and it works to energize you amid the editing that threatens to make you chuck it all and walk away.

You’ve been planning the launch for awhile, but feeling slightly like a fraud. You’ve not actually seen a copy of your book, after all. Maybe it’s a figment of your overactive imagination. You are a writer, after all. You’re known for telling stories.

Finally, your book hits the pre-order stage. Then, your author copies arrive. The picture becomes a tangible story you can hold in your hands. It’s not a figment of your imagination. You’ve given birth to a beautiful book, and you can’t wait for everyone to enjoy it.

But wait. Time has slowed to a crawl. It’s the final week before your book is due to release. Will it ever happen?

YES! Release day arrives. You share pictures of your new release and tell everyone about it. You can’t help it. It’s been a long process, and your excitement has returned full force. It will not be contained. The wait is finally over. You’ve finally reached “The End”.

Or have you? But waiting for your first reviews is a story for another time.

You can check out my newest release, Cake That!, at the link below.



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