July 16, 2013
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July 17, 2012 really wasn’t a day that held any importance. It wasn’t a national holiday, in so far as I know, none of my nearest and dearest celebrate their birthday on that day. It was just a Tuesday.
But for me? Well, it became monumental, because I published a book that went on to be a bestseller within twenty-four hours of my clicking that “publish” icon. But the bestseller part is really like getting an ice cream cone at Disney World. Sure, the ice cream is awesome, but that’s not what will set the day into memory.
For me, July 17, 2012 was the day I clicked “publish” and put my poetry collection In the Gloaming out in the Indie Author Arena. And while I’d published before, and would publish multiple times after, it was the first time I felt like I had any business clicking on that lovely little icon at the bottom of my screen on KDP’s website. I knew without any doubt my words needed to be out in the world. And rather than panic before, after and during the publishing process, I took a deep breath, hit that button, and laughed in joy that I had done it.
We live in a world where the small things, the important things get lost in the shuffle of day to day life. We so rarely take the time to celebrate what’s truly important. So I’m celebrating a small moment in my life that hallmarks a changing point in my career as an author: that moment when I fully felt the joy of publishing, the joy of doing what I had dreamed of doing for most of my life.
From July 17 until July 24, 2013, all my work will be on sale for $0.99. Snag it here and help me celebrate a year of publishing with no fear, only joy at doing what I’m meant to be doing.
Lots of love,