It’s been 23 days since I hit publish on my first book. 23 days y’all and I am still in complete shock that I did it! It’s still sinking in that I am now and indie author. A author. It still weirds me out to say it out loud.
I was at my eye exam yesterday and the doctor asked me if I work, and my first response is always no, I don’t work I stay home with my kids. He kindly told me that staying home is working and its the hardest job someone can have and blah blah blah (which it is hard at times but I don’t look at parenting as a job, its a privilege that I am able to stay with my kids because most people aren’t as fortunate to do the same but anyways), but I stopped him mid sentence and said you know what, YES I do, I do work! I am an author and I published a book and I’m actually making money. Real life money! Not play money like in monopoly, but real money that I can use to pay for this ridiculously overpriced eye exam! I tend to ramble when I’m excited, and say rude things, but hey it happens. And can we all agree that charging someone $85 just to measure the size of my iris is a tad extreme? Not to mention the actual eye exam, then paying for new glasses and contacts, I felt like he robbed me. But I had a huge smile on my face and saying it out loud that I am an author to someone I don’t know felt amazing. I think he was looking at me funny, probably from my outburst of excitement and comment about his high prices, but it was hard to tell because I didn’t have my contacts in. He cleared his throat and told me congratulations then quickly changed the subject. I think I scared him.
I am so excited to start this journey of self publishing (clearly because I have moments of outburst on random people) and I cant wait to see where it takes me!
So thank you! Thank you for your words of encouragements, your kind reviews, your not so kind reviews (I have learned a few things from some of my negative reviews), and I cant wait to share my next story with everyone!
In case you haven’t got your copy yet, here is the link 🙂 http://www.amazon.com/Alive-Holli-Spaulding-ebook/dp/B00K21NCVQ/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1400881654&sr=1-1&keywords=holli+spaulding