After I don’t know how many hours of planning, typing, doodling, editing, crying, hating every word and getting back up and trying all over again… my first collection of short stories has been published. It almost seems bittersweet. I feel… I don’t know really. Relieved, I think! At the moment it is only available in eBook format, but I am waiting on proof copies to arrive and I will organise the Print On Demand feature through Amazon.
I didn’t do this to make money. I did it because I needed to prove to myself that I could. That I could finish a project and actually put it out there for other people to enjoy. I’ve published books before – non-fiction ones for education – but this was different. This was a little part of me that I needed to get out of me and to share. A raw and honest part, which spoke as much about my personal journey and experiences as a writer, as well as being (hopefully!) enjoyable stories. I’ve learned a lot. I certainly wouldn’t do it again in quite the same way. It’s been a real ride. I hope you like it as much as I liked writing it.