Post Release Hangover

So, the good news: “Days of the Phoenix” has officially outsold “Broken Promise Records!” You, and you exclusively, have made my sophomore effort more successful than the freshman one! People have been loving “Days of the Phoenix” and hearing back from folks who have loved the book are just making my heart swell — sincerely, your support has been tremendous and heartfelt. The way you all came to the table with “Broken Promise Records” and supported my work without question was game changing.

Unfortunately, I had to pull “Broken Promise Records” from the bookshelves. So, if you got a copy, treasure it, because there will be no way to buy a replacement.

It’s this time of the year, right after a book release, that I find myself in the middle of a “Post Release Hangover” — my release efforts for “Days of the Phoenix” is done and then you are left with a crater of feeling, a lack of purpose even. When you change your gears from drafting, to editing, to marketing, it can be difficult to change gears back to drafting, but it must be done.

When I was done writing “Broken Promise Records,” I thought that it was one of the coolest things I’d ever done. If I ever only wrote that one book, I would be happy. Come January, I decided that I wanted to compete in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), and so I committed to writing a book in a month; and that’s when I wrote “Days of the Phoenix.” National Novel Writing Month comes around and I am able to produce another manucript. I am planning on competing in NaNoWriMo again and will try to get a warm up manuscript together before then.

Right now, at this moment, I am taking a moment to be grateful to everyone who has supported me along the way, for all the stars aligning, and for the ability to keep writing.

I just wanted to check in and let you all know how appreciated you all are!

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