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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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…:-) 🙂 🙂