Among a flurry of life changes, all 1 of my loyal readers (hi, mom!) might have caught onto the fact that I released a BOOK at the end of March. That book is, of course, Overshadowed, and I have been absolutely delighted (and, admittedly, a little shocked) by its reception.
Since its release in late March, it has sold just shy of 200 copies in addition to the tens of thousands of pages read through kindleunlimited. It's gotten 14 ratings - all positive - across Amazon and Goodreads. Given that, as an often doubtful, debut self-published author, I was expecting to maybe sell ten copies and earn a handful of 1-star reviews to cry over, it's safe to say I'm flying pretty high over these results.
Now that I'm back from my great-I-released-a-book-but-now-I-have-to-adult-for-a-while break, I can say things are only looking up from here. Case in point: I am happy to announce that as of yesterday afternoon, print copies of Overshadowed are available at Bookshop Santa Cruz! *cue squee*
|photo courtesy of santacruzlife.com|
To be placed among the shelves of my favorite bookstore - the place where I'd spend countless afternoons during college - is a dream come true. I'm so excited to be working with the awesome staff over there. And that's just the tip of the iceberg for my Overshadowed plans.
Obviously, I owe all of this modest success to my readers. So if you have read, are reading, or are even considering reading Overshadowed, I thank you sincerely - from the bottom, middle, and top of my heart (that's a lot of love, guys). Seriously. Without readers, my dream of being an author just wouldn't be possible. So, thank you!
For those of you who like reading fiction and non-fiction, craft-based discussions, you might be interested to hear I'll be starting a new series of posts this month titled Composing Story. These posts will delve into the details of major storytelling pillars such as plot, character, narrative thrust, and medium. I'll also be launching a new series of author interviews, with the first one coming out this month! With who? Well, that's a surprise, and you'll have to come back to find out! (She's totally worth coming back for. Trust me.)
So thank you, dear readers and possible burgeoning fanbase, for stopping by to give this update a look. I hope you come back to witness all the new series posts soon! :)