Updated: Nov 18, 2018
To celebrate how well sales have done, I’m lowering the eBook price to .99c through the end of this week – and if you purchase a paperback on Amazon, the eBook is free!
If I Let You Go tells the story of a group of people who live in a bunker decades after biological warfare makes the surface of the Earth largely uninhabitable. With no government to obey, the Most Privileged lead the bunker, taking all measures – no matter how cruel – to ensure that order is kept. However, the Most Privileged have been keeping some secrets about the bunker… Secrets that could change everything about how they live if revealed.
What I've Been Up To
It’s been many months since I last posted. I had a great deal to do before going live with this book. Along with switching day jobs, dealing with a laptop with a fried motherboard, and moving, I really had to focus on getting work done on my book and business. Blogging took the back burner.
If you remember this website from three months ago, it was just awful. This blog wasn’t actually live, the color scheme seemed amateurish, and there was nothing visually catching about it. There wasn’t really even any content to make anyone want to stay. The website is still a work in progress, but it’s getting better every week.
Formatting a book on your own for the first time is incredibly interesting. Suffice to say, I learned a lot about Microsoft Word’s more obscure features. All in all, the process didn’t take long, but there were a couple of bumps I had to get over. Next time around will be more efficient.
I did a lot. I could (and gladly will) write more in-depth posts about the process. As much as I accomplished, I still didn’t do everything I wanted to before the book’s launch. I never set up an email list. I only reached out to a few bloggers. Again, another post.
I’m incredibly thankful to my family for being so supportive. There aren’t many parents out there who would get dragged to Borders and come out with five or more science fiction stories and be okay with that, but that’s how it went as I was growing up. As long as I was reading and keeping out of trouble, my parents were happy. I still love science fiction to this day (obviously).
My boyfriend edited this book a couple of times, letting me know which spots seemed weak or totally nonsensical. His input helped shape the story.
Lastly, I have to thank Jamie Noble for his amazing work on the book cover. It’s already been entered into competitions and other authors regularly contact me for his info. Jamie made the experience seamless. Purchasing a book cover is a daunting experience, especially for a newbie, and he offered a ton of support and advice during the process.
If I Let You Go - Part Two?
A few people have asked if I’m working on another book and if If I Let You Go will become a series. The answer? Possibly.
I worked on this book for a long time. There’s a huge amount of world-expanding that could be done, added character growth, future plot-lines that can be explored. I don’t have an outline for what I would do, but it could be done. I purposely left things somewhat open for that reason.
However, I’ve had my mind on another story for a few months now. I’d like to work on that. With some luck, it’ll be out next year, but that’s not official.
It’s not the same genre – I’m not totally sure how I’d classify it – but it’s going to be a meaningful twist on a genre that, in my opinion, is glutted with clichés. I’m really looking forward to writing in a different genre (although dystopian will always be my favorite).
More info on that later!
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