So, I freely admit that I should feel excited. In fact, if I were not so tired, I probably would feel a certain amount of excitement. But…it’s very difficult to feel excitement.
“What?” you say? “How could you not feel excitement? I’ve never published a book, and I know I’d feel excited.”
Okay, okay…perhaps, saying that I don’t feel excited was not the most accurate phrasing. I do feel excited but not about “Awakening.” I feel excited about “Into Vushaar.” 🙂 As I wrote in a Facebook post not too long ago: after all, I have 53 more books to write.
Since I’m talking about writing and you haven’t stopped me yet, I’m going to break that number down by series:
- Histories of Drakmoor – 10 books
- Science Fiction – 10 books
- SF Spin-off – 5 books
- A Science Fiction series, starting in the Middle Grade age group and following the character into adulthood – 15 books
- An Action/Adventure/Suspense series – 3 books
- An Urban Fantasy series – 5 books
- Another Science Fiction – 5 books
- Another Action/Adventure/Suspense that’s just one book right now, but I’m open to writing more if the fit takes me.
And there you have it…the 54 books I want to write.
If I am somehow able–through whatever miracle–to publish one book every six months, I’ll complete the current list in 26.5 years. Publishing one book every 9 months will take 39.75 years, and any publishing time longer than nine months is just not acceptable. 🙂
I’m going to contact Amazon to see how I go about enabling the “Download a sample” functionality. I think that is an excellent feature, and I wish more authors pursued enabling it. Goodness knows, I’ve been burned once or thrice by books that had no sample available.
This first novel has indeed been a very long road, and I do feel a sense of accomplishment. Though…who was it that said, “You’re only as good as today?”
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