Up until now I felt a bit lonely with my blog, wondering if anyone would be in the slightest bit interested in my wee book. That's the problem with writers - we have mood swings galore; one minute up, the next down. This is the first offical launch day of my book - and as such, was filled with more than the usual mix of swings. Thrilled at the prospect of getting it off the ground and being accepted by a reputable publisher, then the old shadows of doubt come creeping in: Will anyone like it? Who really cares? Does anyone actually want to help fund it into existence...?
This book has been more than thirty five years in the making and it was those very same doubts and fears that helped it to become what it is today. Many of those doubts and fears now inhabit the characters I wrote. Talk about it being cathartic!Suffice to say, today is a good day, definetly an 'up' day.
Because someone has pledged their support, that's why!
An old friend of mine, someone who I haven't seen for a long time, but who I have kept in touch with remotely, and therefore a little guiltily. And yet, our friendship prevails to such an extent that he pledged a tenner for my book. I've still got a very long way to go but that act of kindness and support is very touching and is what gives us writers courage.
Today is a good day.
Tomorrow? Well, let's see shall we...?
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