Today is the day! The Captor’s Redemption has been released and is available in ebook and print formats on Amazon and other major retailers.
Just check the Books tab for purchase options.
It looks so good in print!
I always feel a sense of accomplishment when another of my books is in my hands and sitting on the shelf next to the others. I often wonder if I ever thought I’d see it happen, and yet here it is.
I remember that feeling of determination I felt the day that I decided I was going to take matters into my own hands and self-publish my books. If I hadn’t, likely none of my books would be in print. Maybe I would have completely stopped writing. Doubtful, but maybe.
More and more, I feel that there is such a thin line between balancing a dream and real life, and I’m grateful that I’m able to continue this for now.
While this might be a good opportunity to announce my next book which is already up for preorder, I’m going to wait just a bit and savor this moment in time to let Captor breathe just a little. But it’s there if you choose to seek it out. Just sayin’.
Last week I was going through a ton of papers that I had stored in the closet and also some that I had brought back from my parents’ house. I found so many story ideas and so many printed parts of old stories, plus hand-written notes and story parts.
Did you know that much of The Captor’s Redemption was written by hand? I used to work in a restaurant, and I would write while I was at work, writing sections on white paper sacks. It’s almost as impressive as the J.K. Rowling napkin story. And I still have a lot of those paper sacks. It’s so much easier to just jot down a note on my phone nowadays, but there was something special about writing long-hand. Of course, I had to type it later and that was extra work, but still.
(I’d show you some pictures of this, but my phone isn’t working. So…)
Before I was able to publish my books, all I ever had was a dream that I would see them bound. I would print them off and store them in binders so that I would have hard copies of my work, just in case. It was such an interesting thing to go through all those old papers and notebooks (which I still have a ton of) and see what is basically my life’s work. It was inspiring to see that and know that writing is truly all I’ve ever wanted to do.
If you’re the same way, look back at what you’ve accomplished and try to hold onto that dream. I know it’s difficult. I struggle with it often. But all we can do is try to keep going.
I’ve been thinking: it’s still really hot outside, but I feel that there is something familiar in the air. Something is changing. Could it be that fall is approaching?? Oh, I hope so. I’m ready. There are already a few leaves falling. I know I’m not imagining it! I’m hoping this will put me in the mood to write something gothic or at least something creepy. I think I need that in my life right now.
How is your writing going? Any progress?