But SECRETS I KEEP, as much as I LOVE it, isn't why I'm posting today.
Today is a BIG BIG BIG day, in the words of Effie Trinket. I have made the decision, with the blessing of my awesome agent, to self-publish my New Adult Science Fiction Romance, BREATHE, Episode 1 of The Devastation Series.
This is the book that started it all. It's had many titles, but for a while now it's been Devastation. I'm an emotional writer, and it just felt right. For short, my critique partners and I call it "D." Well, DEVASTATION is long to write every time I want to refer to it, so D makes it quicker. However, for titling a book, and being able to read it in thumbnail size, it is really LONG, and I'm not really sure a book with the title D on the front would get much traction, so I've renamed it BREATHE. It is the opening episode of this series with several titles to follow.
This book has had many readers, most of them not writers, and just about everyone who has read it has said, it's THE ONE. The book that will put me on the map. BOY I HOPE SO, because I'm getting ready to jump in with both feet, my arms, legs and everything else you can jump in with. I'll finally see how the masses like it.
I'm as nervous as a fly at a frog convention. However, I'm equally excited. I mean, people will actually get to read it. MY BOOK! They'll get to go to Amazon, Barnes & Noble's website, iTunes, all those places, and download MY BOOK. I hope they will take a few moments to leave a review, so I will know how they like it. Good golly, I pray they connect with Lexa and fall in love with Gabe as much as I have.
I haven't written my acknowledgements page just yet, but I have so many people to thank for helping me with this book. Now I can also thank many for shoring me up and giving me the courage to put it out there into this big cruel world. Each of you encouragers know who you are. Not to worry, you'll be on that acknowledgments page.
If you have NO idea what The Devastation Series is or BREATHE, please take a look at the tabs above. There's one for BREATHE, and in the future there will be one for each of the episodes in the series. It will give you an idea of what's to come. I will post the first couple of chapters in the next day or two, so keep an eye out.
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