Monday, November 28, 2011

The Moment of Truth Draws Near


This is it. The Day of Judgment is upon us. Believers rejoice. Sinners and the damned will finally face reckoning for their blasphemous deeds. Let those who worship evil’s might…

Wait a second. I think I better stop myself before I get in too deep.

I’m excited! What more is there to say? I just found out that Mr. David Sondered is nearing completion on my cover and once I have that beautiful piece of art in my hands, physical and digital publication will be imminent.  It’s an indescribably good feeling.

As I patiently await the glorious moment when Agent M: Project Mabus graces the digital shelves of Amazon.com I have been keeping myself tied into all things Agent M at the moment. For starters, I have been making some good connections on GoodReads.com. All of the people I’ve met on that site have been nothing short of friendly and enthusiastic. It’s a great community of readers and writers alike. With that in mind, developing a marketing plan has been on my mind for the past few weeks. I’ve got some websites and blogs saved that are willing to do author interviews and book reviews, however, I’ve been hesitating to initiate contact until I’ve got a book that’s ready to be purchased. Somehow, the idea of marketing a book that doesn’t technically exist would be a hard sell for a first-time author.

Other than that, I’m just getting over the holiday rush like everyone else. My Thanksgiving was fantastic. I got to spend time with my brother who I haven’t seen in almost a year as well as my parents and Godmother. The mayhem known as Black Friday passed through quickly. I’m normally a BF junkie but this year I did all of my shopping online and didn’t miss a thing. To all of those rookies who went out for their first time this year, my only word of advice is to make a list of all of the stuff you would want to buy on Black Friday 30 days before they go on sale. If you still want those items after Black Friday then dive right in but I think you’ll find, like most of us do afterwards, that the stuff on sale isn’t really necessary or wanted. You’ll end up stowing those products in the garage after a month or two and go back next year, like an Alzheimer’s patient, and do it all over again.

Becoming a published author was always a dream that seemed just out of reach. After 28+ years of existence, it’s no longer an issue. We’re approaching the beginning of my greatest literary work (technically my only literary work but that’s a minor detail). I’m looking forward to this more than any birthday, holiday, vacation or even Christmas morning.

Well…  Not every Christmas morning. The year I got a Super Nintendo was beyond incredible.

With all that has happened in my life, I couldn’t have asked for a greater outcome. If I ever had a chance to use a time machine, I’d only leave my younger self a little note.

“Everything is going to be alright.”

The journey is finally coming to an end. And yet, this is only the beginning.

1 comments:

erinlausten said...

Getting that first book out in print (online or physical) is super exciting! I can't wait to see your work!

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