I’m rushing headlong towards the release of the novel – how do I feel?
I really don’t know.
My brain is doing it’s usual thing – I’m know I’m getting excited, so it is shutting down my emotion. As the day looms closer, I become more detached. It is oddly paradoxical. But, I suppose, on some level it is a good thing. I’m not turning into a useless ball of excited energy at least – so that’s one thing.
In reality, the actual book release is still a month off – June 28th. But I know it will be here fast, in the scope of things, and that time will be filled with things related to it. For example, on Monday, we do the promo release and then reviews from the ARC will start to pop up all during the month.
I have to get the prizes for the release party together and done in that time as well. Again, good reason to have my mind dictating my emotion…or lack of them. I think what I’m offering for prizes during the Facebook release party are pretty good; a book-marker, e-version of the novel, prints of the cover art (signed by both the artist, Luke Spooner, and myself), and a signed print version.
I am still also in a sort of state of denial – I suppose that isn’t too uncommon. Maybe holding the actual paperback in my hand will help make it real. This has been one weird trip and it’s not done yet. I wouldn’t change a thing about it though.