Just over a year ago, I had three separate Word documents sitting on my computer. They were just large files at that time. I wasn’t sure what to do with them. I’d hired an editor, hoping she’d provide some insight. Maybe she’d tell me they were rubbish and I should go back to my day job. That’s kind of what I figured she’d tell me. Instead, she sent me back a polished version of the first file and then asked for the next one in the line up.
“Wait? What?!” I thought. “You actually think this is worth your time?”
She did and that meant I had a lot more work to do. I hired a cover designer. I learned as much as I could about this process connected to taking large Word files and making them into something people would want. And just under one year ago I published my first three books, The Lucidites Series. I took a lot of chances. One was publishing all three at once, but I love binge reading and know I’m not the only one.
I really didn’t know what to expect when I took a large document and slapped a cover on it and pressed “Publish”. I can tell you I never expected the wild ride that I’ve been on this year. People actually bought those books. They sent me notes and told me they wanted to read more of my books. And so, I haven’t stopped. I have many more files on my computer waiting for my editor to make them look pretty.
I can also say that I never, NEVER, expected that those once sloppy files would be read by a talented voice actress and available as audiobooks. Less than a year ago I was scared to death that I was going to publish a bunch of books that went nowhere. I really didn’t consider the idea that they would go everywhere, in multiple forms. And I’m super grateful that they have. Thanks everyone. This has been a fantastic ride and it’s not done yet.
It’s my pleasure to formally announce that Stunned, book 2 in The Lucidites Series, is available on audiobook. Get it here!