Before my signing debut, my best friend and mentor took me aside. She advised that while in the midst of the whirlwind of the book signing event, I take a minute to breathe and soak it in. There will never be another debut novel debut book signing. I should take it all in and enjoy every moment of it.
I took her advice. My books were going to sell or they weren’t. You can put your work out there, but you can’t make the reader pick it up, buy it, or read it. I would be lying if I said I wasn’t at all worried that no one would want my book. After all, there are some readers that go to these book events to meet and see specific authors and to buy whichever books from them they have yet to add to their growing collections. That so many took the time to stop at the Eclectic Bard Books table and picked up my book to take home with them sent me over the moon.
Though I still find myself floating on cloud 9, the reality is I need to start work on The Veiled Path to Destiny, Book 2 of the Veil Series. The can be no resting on laurels here. Such is the life of an author, and I wouldn’t want it any other way.
Before I sign off, I just want to send out a huge THANK YOU to all the readers who took a chance on a newly published author! As Savannah said, as she collected readers’ autographs on the GLBB tote, we would be nothing without you readers!