Sunday, April 6, 2014

The Ticking Clock

Shadows of Fate releases in TWO days!  The mix of emotions I'm feeling about its release is both surprising and confusing.  I'm thrilled to be able to share Brenna and Gray's story with the world, yet, at the same, terrified that a part of me will be on display for all the world to see.  

Writing is such a dichotomy. When I start a book, I gather my ides and step into my writing cave, away from family and friends, completely alone.  Once the first draft is finished, I might peek out just long enough to show it to my critique partners who help me find plot inconsistencies or just crap that needs to be cut, then I return to my cave and tear through my revisions. Weeks later, I venture out into the too bright sunlight, a final manuscript in my shaking hand, and pray all my hard-work has paid off.  That I have created something strange, unique and beautiful.  The book gets shipped off to my editor with bated breath, and I wait, consume a ton of chocolate, and wait some more.  

When the news comes, if it's good, we start the editing process.  Again, I find myself back in the writing cave, exhausted, existing solely on caffeine, but exhilarated all the same.  I'm a weirdo when it comes to revisions and editing.  There's something about refining and crafting the final version of the book that give me a thrill, either that, or I'm a glutton for punishment.  Who knows. 

Up until this point, the book has been a labor of love between me, my critique partners, and, of course, my editor.  Then, like a child, you have to give it wings, send it out into the world, and hope for the best. And that's where I am at with Shadows.  So Tuesday, I'm going to close my eyes and hope for the best, that you love Shadows as much as I do.  And that you find a connection with Brenna and Gray.  

So come help me celebrate Shadows of Fate on April 8, 2014 by taking part in my release day romp.  I will be giving away some swag as well as a copy of Shadows. Then, starting April 9, 2014 I will be going on a virtual book tour and would love to have you along.  I promise it will be a lot of fun and there will be some fantastic giveaways along the way!  Happy Reading! 

Hugs, 
Angela


Join me on April 8, 2014 for a Release Day Romp with some fabulous 
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2 comments:

Jennie Coull said...

HI there, I am Jennie from Coull Critiques I was meant to be reviewing your book today but due to a big stuff up on my end I haven't read it yet, Would you like yo be a author of the week one week? All you need to do it answer some questions. I am speed reading all today!

Angela Dennis said...

Hi, Jennie! Sorry for the late response. I just saw your comment. No worries. I understand. It happens. I would love to be an author of the week and I appreciate the offer. Just let me know when, where, and what to do ;)