Today I uploaded the third installment of Wildfire Chronicles to Amazon, and now I'm stuck in limbo as I wait for it to appear on the site. It's a nerve-wracking time, which I am filling with a steady stream of cigarettes.
I've lived and breathed the book for a couple of months now, barely doing anything else with my time other than writing and then editing. It's been an incredibly rewarding experience - one of the best of my life - and along the way I've continued to learn about the business of publishing books, and can't thank enough the people inhabiting places like Kboards and the KDP forums. I'd honestly expected to find the community of writers/publishers/editors etc to be difficult and competitive, with everyone clambering over each other to get to the top.
Instead, what I found was the friendliest, most helpful community I've discovered anywhere on the internet. Even the big names - the likes of Howey and Konrath and countless others - are focused on passing on their experience and wisdom to new authors. It's been amazing and motivating, and I can't recommend the experience enough to anyone that feels they have a story to tell.
I did take a break from Psychosis over the weekend to go to a wedding, and I was blown away to run into people that have read and liked my work. As I prepare for Psychosis to go live, all I can say is a huge thanks to anyone reading Wildfire Chronicles, and everyone - friends, family or usernames on the internet - that has helped with the process of writing it.
And now, I plan to take a short break, and spend a few days living on Doritos and playing the new Grand Theft Auto game. But that won't be for long. Already, a blank Word document is calling to me.
Psychosis is 298 pages long, and is priced at $2.99/£1.99
A Paperback version will be available via Createspace Publishing in the next 2-3 days