Sunshine has been re-edited and re-formatted as well, and will be on Smashwords for pay what you want.
And I am FREAKING the FUCK out.
You'd think it would be different, releasing your second book. It is in some ways. I know how to format now, for example. I know to do it earlier in the day so it goes up that day. I have learned some things.
|Editor's notes on how to improve Sunshine.|
But as far as what I'm feeling...it's not different.
I spent over five years on Sunshine. Sun Poisoned took me only six months. That's insane to me. That I could create a book in such little time that's complete and exactly what I wanted. But it's happened.
I'm still scared. I'm still anxious. I'm still excited beyond anything.
I still have that familiar feeling of wanting to have my baby out there in the world, yet still trying to hold its hand when it tries to leave me.
|Me, when I first started typing out Sunshine|
People have asked me if I'm one of those writers who use "inspiration" from my life in my writing. The short answer is yes. And as much as I did it in Sunshine, I've done it even more in Sun Poisoned. I use writing to deal with this thing we call life. I hope the books find people who have a hard time dealing with life.
What can I tell you about Sun Poisoned?
Not a lot. You'll have to read it, or the reviews that have been trickling in. What I can tell you is this: It is full of love, music, betrayal, horror, lies, and then more love.
But mostly my soul. I put a lot into this one, and I hope that shows.
Here are a bunch of links, if you want to buy the book(s)
Barnes and Noble
Or if you want to learn more:
Or if you want to come to my AWESOME Facebook party with games, prizes, and a live Q&A with me via webcam (It starts at 12pm EST):
Party on the internetz
Thank you, though. If you're reading this, there is a chance that you've read Sunshine. And I want to thank you so much for giving my dreams a chance. All of the long hours, the stress of working, going to school, and trying to put out books doesn't matter when I think about how there are people reading them, and liking them.
We are the media. You guys have the power to make or break an author, especially an indie one. You can share everything, you can spread the word, you can shake your friends by the shoulders and tell them, "You HAVE TO READ THIS BOOK!" Which helps us out more than you know.
When I see that someone is reading one of my books on Goodreads, tracking the progress and writing comments as they go, it's like I get to go on the whole journey again with them. I feel utterly and amazingly connected to you all, and that's what I want more than anything. I want to talk to you and see your feedback. I want to be a part of this thing we call life, with you.
Without you, I'd just be a writer, which is fine. But now I feel like I'm really doing what I've wanted to do since I was in high school.
So thank you. Thank you for making me an author. : )