First of all: Hello to everyone who just clicked on this little blog for the first time and who most probably had no idea whatsoever that I´ve been using my commuting time for the past 5 years to draft stories… And hello to everyone who has been supporting me and cheering me on!
As the title may suggest: I have some news.
Some pretty incredible news…
And warning this is a long post 🙂
I decided to self-publish my young adult contemporary romance novel ONE TWO THREE.
ONE TWO THREE isn´t the first book I wrote but it´s the first one I felt like I wanted to share with the world (scary) and that was getting so many lovely reviews by the ones who read it. I got very close to getting picked up by a literary agent several times, I received great feedback from beta readers, critique partners and through contests but…the magic door stayed close.
In the past months, I read a lot of books that I know would do so well with readers but for x or y reason haven´t hit the shelves yet. That´s when I realize that I could choose my own magic. That doesn´t mean I don´t have to work hard on it, or that I didn´t revise, and revise, and revise with the help of my critique partners and beta readers. My book will still go through the necessary work of editing, copy editing, proofreading…And there is no guarantee.
If all goes well, the publication date of my novel will be June 26th, 2014 – the 40th wedding anniversary of my parents because they´re all kind of amazing and encouraged my love for books.
I´ll be sharing my journey in the self-publishing world on this blog, explaining more in details why I chose this path…and so on.
I can already tell you I have those moments:
It would be a lie to say I´m not scared because I totally am. People are going to read my book(s). People are not going to read my book(s). People may hate my characters. Others may love them.
But mainly I´m excited. And happy. And looking forward.
Yep, lots of emotions. Luckily I have a very patient and supportive husband 🙂 I´m also working on a release calendar for my additional novels. There will be a companion novel to ONE, TWO, THREE in October 2014, anotehr one in February 2015 and I plan to release my first YA thriller in January 2015.
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And…you can already add my book on Goodreads!
In a nutshell:
- Title: ONE, TWO, THREE..
- YA contemporary romance novel
- Publication date: June 26th, 2014
- Tagline: When seventeen-year-old Natalya’s dreams of being a ballerina are killed in a car accident along with her father, she must choose: shut down—like her mother—or open up to love.
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- And yep, I’m really publishing my books…:-) 🙂 🙂
63 thoughts on “Pshhhhh – I have some pretty incredible news…”
Yay! Wow, this is amazing news! I am so excited for you! I cannot wait to read your book – ever since I first read the description I have been wanting to read it. 🙂 I look forward to reading more about your journey! Congratulations!! 🙂
Thank you so much!!! It’s thrilling and scary but I cannot wait until you can finally read it 🙂
On Tue, Feb 11, 2014 at 6:56 PM, Elodie Nowodazkij wrote:
Congrats on this news and this big step in your writing career! I wish you great things! It’s so exciting!
Thank you!!! It is definitely very exciting and I’m so grateful for the encouraging words I received! 🙂
On Tue, Feb 11, 2014 at 7:23 PM, Elodie Nowodazkij wrote:
Congratulations!!! I’m so happy for you, and looking forward to having your book come out in a few months. So sweet that you picked your parents’ anniversary as the pub date!
Thanks, Ghenet! When I started thinking about self-publishing, the anniversary of my parents kind of jumped at me like the perfect date to release my book into the world 🙂 Hope you’re having a great weekend and thank you so much for the support!!!
On Tue, Feb 11, 2014 at 7:32 PM, Elodie Nowodazkij wrote:
Congrats, Elodie! I’m cheering you and ONE TWO THREE on!
Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!! 🙂
On Tue, Feb 11, 2014 at 7:53 PM, Elodie Nowodazkij wrote:
Yay, Elodie! I’m so excited that you finally get to share your news, and I’m so proud of you for making such a huge decision and taking control of your magic (love that!). I’m looking forward to following along with your publication journey and, of course, to owning my very own copy of ONE TWO THREE. Congratulations, friend!
Thank you so much, Katy!!! Your support and encouraging words mean a lot!
On Tue, Feb 11, 2014 at 8:15 PM, Elodie Nowodazkij wrote:
Ahhh – I love it! Major kudos for taking the leap. I love the tagline and I am so, so excited to read your book! Congrats, Elodie!!
Thank you Bridgid! Taking the leap was tough I have to admit but so worth it 🙂
On Tue, Feb 11, 2014 at 8:20 PM, Elodie Nowodazkij wrote:
Congratulations, Elodie! I wish you the very best of success with this exciting (and scary) step on the road to publication. 😀
Thank you so much, Colin!
On Tue, Feb 11, 2014 at 8:30 PM, Elodie Nowodazkij wrote:
Congrats on taking this big step, Elodie! Like Katy, I kind of love the whole choosing your own magic thing. Yes! (I’m feeling that way too.) Can’t wait to hear more about this journey! 😀
Thanks, Jaime!!! 🙂 You know how important you have been and are in this journey! Really, your encouraging words from the very beginning really helped me a lot! Hope you’re having a great weekend!
On Tue, Feb 11, 2014 at 9:10 PM, Elodie Nowodazkij wrote:
Wheeeeeeeeeeeee so excited for you!!! Congrats congrats congrats!!!
Chocolate and awkward hugs ❤
Awkward hugs and chocolate right back at you!!! Thank you sooooo much!!!!
On Tue, Feb 11, 2014 at 9:18 PM, Elodie Nowodazkij wrote:
Congrats, Elodie. What exciting news! I cannot wait to own your book! *tackle hug*
Awwww!!!! Thank you, Tracey!!!
On Tue, Feb 11, 2014 at 9:41 PM, Elodie Nowodazkij wrote:
I think it’s great that you made this decision, and like some of the others said, I love that you’re choosing your own magic! That’s an awesome way to put it, and I’m totally on board with that philosophy too. Best of luck with your book release and all your writing projects in the coming year, Elodie!
Thanks, Erin!!! It seems like the right path for me and I’m so very excited about it :-))) Can’t wait to share what I learn during this journey! Hope you’re doing well 🙂
On Tue, Feb 11, 2014 at 10:05 PM, Elodie Nowodazkij wrote:
That’s great news, Elodie, how exciting! Good luck 🙂
Thank you!!! 🙂
On Tue, Feb 11, 2014 at 10:33 PM, Elodie Nowodazkij wrote:
So excited for your news! And so happy that I get to be part of this journey along with you. Thank you for that. 🙂 Wishing you all the best as you take this next step!
Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!! 🙂
On Wed, Feb 12, 2014 at 2:20 AM, Elodie Nowodazkij wrote:
Woot! So very awesome! I wish you all the best, and I can’t wait to read!
Thank you so much, Peggy 🙂
On Wed, Feb 12, 2014 at 4:00 AM, Elodie Nowodazkij wrote:
Congratulations, Elodie! That’s very exciting and inspirational for you to take magic into your own hands *and* to share your art with the world! Best wishes!!
Thank you so much, Kari! It is a scary and thrilling decision 🙂 I am so looking forward to sharing my little book with the world! Hope you’re having a great weekend!
On Wed, Feb 12, 2014 at 4:17 AM, Elodie Nowodazkij wrote:
*throws confetti* Hooray! I can’t wait to see how your story has changed and grown since I read it–it was so fabulous then and I know you’ve been working hard since then! I’m also super-excited about the companion novel 🙂
Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! 🙂 I cannot wait for you to read the new version 🙂 I have several companion novels in mind. The first one will be about Nata’s friend in New York, the second companion novel though will be about a character you really liked: Becca! :-)) Hope you’re having a great weekend!
On Wed, Feb 12, 2014 at 4:34 AM, Elodie Nowodazkij wrote:
Congratulations on your forthcoming books. How exciting. Best of luck to you in your ventures. Go, girl. 🙂
Thank you SO much!!! 🙂
On Wed, Feb 12, 2014 at 5:12 AM, Elodie Nowodazkij wrote:
Ahhhh! SO awesome. Congrats!
Thank you SO much, Adrianne!! 🙂 Hope you’re having a great weekend!
On Wed, Feb 12, 2014 at 5:14 AM, Elodie Nowodazkij wrote:
Congratulations! I think it’s awesome your taking charge and making your dream – and book – into a reality!
Thank you so much, Rebecca! 🙂
On Wed, Feb 12, 2014 at 9:15 AM, Elodie Nowodazkij wrote:
Congratulations! 🙂 That’s such awesome news!
Thank you, Emma! 🙂
On Wed, Feb 12, 2014 at 1:26 PM, Elodie Nowodazkij wrote:
Good for you! Congrats on making such an important decision. I’ll be on the lookout for you…
Thank you so much! 🙂
On Wed, Feb 12, 2014 at 2:22 PM, Elodie Nowodazkij wrote:
Thank you :-)))
On Wed, Feb 12, 2014 at 4:41 PM, Elodie Nowodazkij wrote:
Thank you! 🙂
On Wed, Feb 12, 2014 at 6:48 PM, Elodie Nowodazkij wrote:
WOW Elodie, that is Phantastic!! As soon as I have time I will read your writings … ich bin ja so gespannt, was mein kleines Elodiechen geschrieben hat 🙂
Herzlichen Glueckwunsch und sei ganz lieb gegruesst!!
Danke, danke, danke!!! 🙂 I am so very excited about this! Ich hoffe es geht Dir gut! Ganz ganz liebe Gruesse!
On Wed, Feb 12, 2014 at 11:20 PM, Elodie Nowodazkij wrote:
Congratulations on your decision to create your own magic. 🙂 I can’t wait to read the book!
Thank you, Kitty!!! 🙂
On Thu, Feb 13, 2014 at 2:17 AM, Elodie Nowodazkij wrote:
So excited for you, Elodie! Good luck — I think a lot of writers will be joining the self-publishing side before long. 🙂
Thank you, Emma 🙂 I’m very excited about this adventure and cannot wait for people to read my book 🙂 Maybe some more hybrid careers will grow in the coming years for writers!
On Thu, Feb 13, 2014 at 12:17 PM, Elodie Nowodazkij wrote:
I’m a first timer to the bog but I shouting CONGRATULATIONS, anyway. It is a big step…one that I made recently with a post very similar to this one. It is scary but exciting! I wish you every success with your books. I’m adding your title to my Goodreads TBR list. Yay. And you’ve given me inspiration to add mine also. I was waiting for my cover to be ready but I think I’ll add it now.
Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!! It is scary and exciting 🙂 If you want to share the ups and downs of this adventure, don’t hesitate to send me an email!
On Fri, Feb 14, 2014 at 4:18 PM, Elodie Nowodazkij wrote:
Hey gorgeous! I am SOOO proud of you! And I cannot wait to read your novel. :-*
Danke :-))))) It’s so exciting and scary at the same time, but I’m really looking forward to it. Hope you’re doing well!! XOXOXO
On Fri, Feb 14, 2014 at 11:47 PM, Elodie Nowodazkij wrote:
On Sat, Feb 15, 2014 at 3:41 PM, Elodie Nowodazkij wrote:
Hi. You don’t know me. I found your blog and this post through your critique partner, Dani. Best wishes on your self-publishing journey. I just self-published a book of humorous poetry and I found it very satisfying. Much success!
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