FROM DARKNESS - AWAKENING is my first published a book. And decided to publish it in three books because it was longer all together than the average size the agents demanded. The four agents that were interested insisted I cut it down to the size of my first book, and I worked hard to do that, and then realized I had cut the heart and the richness of the story out of the book.
Given the revolution in self publishing and my desire to publish my story as I wrote it, edited and polished of course, I decided to self publish. What I"m stressing here is I'm new at this.
Because I've realized or come to see that I was bringing the books out too fast. One a month., I now see, does not give readers time to wait out the mailing time to receive the book and time to read it before the next one would be out there.
And then I had blogged an invitation to review or blurb the second book when my readers were just starting or still in the middle of the first book! Of course when I find a book I really enjoy I'm glad the writer has other books waiting for me to order. But bringing them out each month also didn't give readers who offered to review enough time to read, and then write blurbs or review!
So, I will be bringing out NET OF JEWELS in Early Spring, and RETURNNNNNNN Late Spring. Spring alone is a nice thought! These new release dates will give everyone, including myself, more time, even if they race through it, like some who wrote me that they read FROM DARKNESS - AWAKENING in two days! And are now rereading it again! And if I get blurbers who send them to me earlier I'll bring NET OF JEWELS out earlier.
I'm also working on getting the e Readers out and apologize to those who prefer that version, or like me, like the convenience of having and reading from both the book and the e book version, or at least having that choice. But I now have someone working on the conversion of Book One so it is in process.
I will say as a bit of a teaser, that the development of the cover for Book Two - Net of Jewels, that the designer & I have been working on for a while, has just taken a huge leap and will be even more awesome than we originally imagined!
So no rush. If you are anything like me, I find between the job, home, friends and family I am rushing all the time! So we shouldn't have to rush our pleasure. So enjoy Julie Norwood's adventure in FROM DARKNESS - Book One - Awakening! And Book Two - NET OF JEWELS will be out soon!
And I love hearing from my readers! So do continue emailing me! Or comment here! Love it! Again, it's my first time. And hearing from you is both encouraging and the icing on the cake!