I will be the first to admit that I am insecure about my writing. I am always searching for a way to make it better than the last, and I guess that's a good thing. At least, that's what my hubby tells me. So, when I see that readers are taking away exactly what I wanted them to, it's an incredible feeling. Over the past month, I have been blessed with a number of good reviews for Trust, and now, with Knockout on its way, even more of them from a wonderful group who signed up for ARCs.
In a perfect world, those reviews would mean that I am on top of the world, and I am. Your reviews have been amazing and each one is another step toward validating me as a legit author. There is not better feeling than knowing that someone out there has gotten some enjoyment from my words.
But it's not a perfect world, so I am admittedly terrified of release day. Why? Because that's the true test of my skill. I want everyone to love it. I want them to take away from Jami and Ally's story exactly what I intended, but I know that won't happen for everyone. It's an author's lot to take the good with the bad.
I guess what I am saying here is, I am freaking out a little bit. There's less than a month before Knockout hits the virtual shelves. I am far from being new to this game, but I don't think anyone can ever get used to the nervous anticipation that comes with releasing your brain child into the world. But no matter how it goes, I wanted to take a moment and just say that, to everyone who signed up to be an early reader, to everyone who has been there from my start with Stranded, or who just discovered my work, and to those who will discover it in the future, thank you for reading. Thank you for writing a review. Thank you for validating all of my hard work, because I truly value each of your words. And thank you for just getting it. I live for those moments, because they are what keep me writing. They are what let me know that I have chosen the right path and that these stories are worth writing. So no matter what happens April 8th, I am ready, because I have you there, dear readers, to cheer me on.