Have you ever had one of those moments when everything comes together in just the right way? It’s in those rare moments of life you find yourself doing the right thing, at the right place, and at the right time. Such moments don’t come along often, but when they do it’s such a high.
September 5th was the release date of my first novel “The Harvest Club”. The days that proceeded its release were filled with bouts of self-doubt and nervousness. I doubted my sanity for having tried something as crazy as writing a book, for taking such a stupid risk, and opening myself up to criticism from others. Of course I loved writing the book and even dared to dream about it doing well, but the thought of people reading it took sleep away from me to the remote places of the earth.
The release date came. Seeing “The Harvest Club” on Amazon was almost an out of body experience for me. Wow! My little book in among those great authors that I have read over the years. Then an amazing thing happened, people began to buy the book and comment on it. I had to pinch myself to see if I was dreaming. With that moment of brief pain came the realization I was fully awake and all of it was real. My first reviews found their way up on various sites and I was stunned and still am. Not just nice reviews but some really great ones with things said by people that I had only dreamed could be seen in my simple work of fiction; words that have both humbled me and encouraged me to keep writing.
You see I still have a need to let all these lovely characters that fill my thoughts come alive on paper. I’m happy that some readers like “The Harvest Club”, but what’s even more important I find is that I like it. I’m doing what I should be doing right now in my life. This is one of those rare moments. I think I’ll go with it.