A new day. April 13th. Two months since Blood Child came out and I have three five star reviews, which is awesome. As of today, nearly two hundred copies of Blood Child are out in the world. It is weird, wonderful and still completely surreal.
The book is selling. My book is selling.
I am a published author.
The reviews are good. There just aren’t enough of them, yet. It is the bane of every author’s existence. You write a good, maybe even great book and the reviews just aren’t there. It doesn’t take off.
You lose hope.
But you are a writer. So you keep on going. And going.
I am working on my second book.
My second book and it isn’t easier than the first. It is hard to manage everything I have going on in my life. I want to be able to write for a living and the more I think about how things are going the more I know that I need to make some sacrifices. Stop working so hard on maintaining my income and do what I love.
I love writing and telling stories. I love interacting with readers and working on this blog.
The only way to get better is to write more and put myself out there more. The only way to sell more books is to write more of them and perfect your craft.
Do what you love. Find a way to be happy today and don’t wait for tomorrow, because all we have is today.
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