I remember the first time I seen my
book “Paradigms” on Amazon, there was certain amount of giddiness
about the whole thing. It was the end to a long journey from that
first day that I sat in a café and started writing. I guess I
thought that with the second novel “Bardo” it would be the same
thing. Now I have to admit there is still a certain amount of
excitement about the whole thing, but I do feel much more calm, even
distant from it this time.
It is not, in itself, a bad thing I
think. I know what to expect. I know who to send out copies of my
book to when I want to get reviews and I have a good deal of faith in
the new publishers marking ability. It gives me a sense of comfort with the whole thing. Similar I suppose to playing a sport for the first time and being a regular - the excitement is less, but the nuances more.
Do people feel this way about
their second child I wonder?
Hopefully this time I'll be able to
enjoy the process a bit more. Last time it was rather intense, and
while that was quite fun, it might be nice to experience publishing
in a much calmer relaxed way.