I’m in the final stages of getting Embraced By Darkness, my second Julie Burwell book, ready for its debut in both print and as an ebook. This has created an interesting situation.
While I spent the better part of the last year working on Embraced, I was never really concered with rushing to get it done in a hurry. I would strive to finish a chapter by a certain date, but I never had to worry about the small stuff…until now.
Now, while prepping the new book for its debut, every little thing that has to be done must be done right now. There’s no more putting it off; the proofreading must be done, the final check of the manuscript, and now the cover for both the print and ebook must be finished and ready.
I used to work in community theater, and the week before opening night was called Hell Week for the same reason: everything needed to be ready for opening night, no excuses. But I recall as we scrambled to get the costumes and sets and whatnot prepared for the big night, there was also a sense of exhilaration that could be felt, as well.
I’m feeling that same sense of exhilaration now, while I get the last few things for the 2nd book ready for publication. Instead of being crushed under the pressure, I rejoice in it. Because it heralds a sense of accomplishment, of another book coming to a close.
And of the start of a new book very soon.