With the release of my first book just around the corner–oh my god, I can’t believe it’s less than two weeks away!– I have officially entered the ‘bucket of nerves’ part of the writing process. It’s a strange mix of excitement and anticipation with a good dose of anxiety thrown in.
It seems a little prophetic that I chose the title “It’s Not Easy” for Ben and Spence’s story because it definitely reflects what I’m going through at the moment!
When I first started on this journey, I assumed the writing of the story and finding someone to publish it would be the hardest part. Don’t get me wrong, it isn’t a walk in the park, but if I was to choose the most difficult part (at least the way I’m feeling now), it’s the waiting to see how the book is received.
Maybe it gets easier with each story published? I guess only time will tell but I certainly hope so. 🙂
In the meantime I am waiting anxiously for the reader response and hoping the story resonates with some people. If it does, mission accomplished!
Which leads me to the other book that will be available soon. “Waiting, Hoping, Wishing”, my Love’s Landscapes story, is prophetic in it’s own right because that’s exactly what I am doing right now!
Ben Cooper gave up on following his dreams to keep the peace in his family. Best friend Spencer Henderson has always been Ben’s rock. For Spence, who is in love with Ben, supporting Ben always came first, but as Ben starts to date their friend Suzie, Spence has to think of himself for the first time. The ramifications of one fateful night means leaving their small town may be Spence’s only option to protect his broken heart.
With trouble escalating at home and Spence out of reach, Ben finds it harder to cope. Without Spence’s help, Ben’s life may finally spiral out of control.