Wednesday, April 1, 2015

A is for April 23: A to Z Blogging Challenge AND #IWSG


I was always going to write a book. Ask anybody. As far back as kindergarten in those "what are you going to be when you grow up" talks, author was always on my list (admittedly so were things like living in outer space and owning a unicorn).

It's kind of funny then, that it took me so long to get serious about it. Like "finish things" and "submit things" kind of ambitious. But I finally did. It was my birthday gift to myself two years ago: I promised to write every day.

And now I'm counting in mere days to the release of my debut novel: Going Through the Change, A Menopausal Superhero Novel comes out April 23, 2015. 

It's an auspicious day--William Shakespeare's birthday, the anniversary of my first date with my husband, and just a few days before my birthday. Amazing!  That's not to say I'm not still insecure--it's scary when your dreams come within reach, that's why so few people really reach for them: Fear of Failing. 

My A to Z postings this month will be about the book and my experiences in writing it and seeing it published. Thanks for reading and helping me celebrate!

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This posting is part of the A to Z blogging challenge, in which bloggers undertake to post every day in April, excepting Sundays, which amounts to 26 postings, one for each letter of the alphabet--preferably along a theme. My postings will all be about my debut novel and my experiences writing it and seeing it published.

Blogging A to Z is a great opportunity to connect with some excellent bloggers and interesting people. I encourage you to check out other participating blogs, too!
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This posting is also part of the Insecure Writers Support Group blog hop. To check out other posts by writers in a variety of places in their careers, check out the participant list. This group is one of the most open and supportive groups of people I have ever been associated with. You should check them out!

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29 comments:

  1. You are an Amazing Author. I am so excited for your book to come out later this month so the rest of the world can know how Awesome it is. I am somehow not surprised to hear that you wanted to own a unicorn as a child. They are both fantastic and a practical source of transportation.

    Elizabeth Hein - Scribbling in the Storage Room

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    1. Thanks so much Elizabeth. (and I suspect that unicorns are protective and more dangerous than they appear at a glance)

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  2. I don't know if being an author ever stops being scary, whether it's your first book or your 100th, but you're doing a great job and I cannot wait for the release of Going Through The Change!

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    1. I suspect you're right. Every time, it will be sending one of my babies out into the world.

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  3. Love your start to the challenge and good luck with your new book. and love that today was a great date with your husband :-)

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    1. Thanks! There's a lot of synchronicity in my life with my husband. I suspect he's magic.

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  4. Awesome and amazing! Good luck with the book moving forward.

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  5. Congratulations on your book. I love the title and the cover. Great start to the challenge, and wishing you the best through competition. Oh, and happy date anniversary!

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    1. Thanks! I love how the cover came out, too.

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  6. Way to go on achieving your A for ambition! May the rest of the month prove equally successful.

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    1. I'm excited and scared all mixed up in one jittery bundle. My poor family!

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  7. I hope the release goes amazingly well and it sells like a dream :). Great post for A.
    Tasha
    Tasha's Thinkings | Wittegen Press | FB3X (AC)

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    1. Thanks so much! I'm trying for cautious optimism.

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  8. Congrats on realizing your dream! It's a huge accomplishment. I look forward to hearing more about your book this month.

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    1. Thanks! Wouldn't it be lovely if it paid my bills and I could write full time?

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  9. All the best for the release of your book :) And Happy AtoZ.
    Sophie
    Sophie's Thoughts & Fumbles
    FB3X
    Wittegen Press

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    1. Thanks so much! I'm enjoying your AtoZ as well!

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  10. Many congrats on your new book! Exciting times ahead. :)

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    1. 22 days…I can't decide if I'm excited or if I want to throw up.

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  11. I absolutely adore your title and cover! I'm so excited for you. Congrats!

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    1. Thanks! The artist is Polina Sapershteyn. Isn't she amazing?

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  12. Menopausal superhero. I like it :)

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  13. I loved the cover of your new book:) All the best and may your book find all the success that it deserves :)

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