Me After You turned out to be ahead of schedule(this never happens to me), so last night I hit PUBLISH! I toyed with just waiting for the release date, but I've never been a very patient person. So you're welcome. I think.
Release day is always an equally stressful and exciting day. Will people even buy it? Will they like it? Will it live up to expectations? Will it completely flop?
I've had more anxiety over releasing MAY than Kaleidoscope and Ember COMBINED. There were days where I even second-guessed publishing it at all. A part of me wanted to just keep it to myself. Because it's so close to my heart, I fear negative feedback like the plague. Even after I hit publish last night I wanted to go back and somehow unpublish it. haha.
If people don't like Kaleidoscope and Ember, I'm fine. It's okay. I realize fantasy and faeries aren't for everyone, and I also realize it's not the most original story out there. So if you don't like it, it's okay. It rolls off my back like water off a duck. But this book is my soul. This book will be the one that forces me to grow thick skin and it's taken me months to gear up for that.
I was talking to my Fierce 5 (a group of indie authors whom I love with all my heart) last night and one of them put me at ease by saying, "That fear means you did something right." So here's to hoping you agree!
Thanks to wonderful friends and family that told me I was crazy/stupid for not putting Me After You out there, you now get to read it, if you so choose. And you should. Choose to.
If you're a little unsure about it, then just get a sample! Ain't nothin' wrong with that!
So, what are you waiting for? Go! BUY! And hopefully enjoy:)