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The countdown for my book release has begun. Now I’m thinking of all the things that I must do to get ready for it; promotion, book signings, and a launch party. It’s both exciting and quite nerve racking.

I read this statement which made me smile. “Never be afraid to do something new. Remember an amateur built the ark; professionals built the titanic.” (author unknown) There are many great writers out there, professionals at their craft. I’m an amateur, but it didn’t stop me from trying.  I’m an avid reader who has found joy in reading over the years. It seemed like the natural thing to write and try to bring someone else a little of the joy that I found in books. I can only hope that I’ve succeeded at it, but only time will tell.

I admit that I’m nervous about pleasing readers, but it hasn’t stopped me from the process. Book two is now being considered by the publisher, and book three has just been completed. Book four is on it’s way, and I will keep working to improve my craft. The ark really did better than the titanic on its maiden voyage.

I’m determined to keep doing what I love. And I love telling stories with interesting characters who have become like friends to me. I like waking up to their chatter in my mind. I enjoy coming up against walls only to have them tell me how to get through it. I love the beginning of the story and I love seeing the end unfold. I think I just love writing.