Friday, November 7, 2008

Gimme 5... Things About Being a Published Author

WOW! The Wild Sight has now been "officially released" for a month! So here are five random things that just crossed my mind about being a PUBLISHED AUTHOR:

  1. Getting my first "fan email!" Thank you, Helen! And knowing that people thousands of miles away, who have never met me (or maybe never even heard of me!) are reading the words I wrote and ENJOYING THEM!
  2. Going into a big chain bookstore and seeing copies of The Wild Sight sitting on the shelf under "New Romances."
  3. Realizing how much more there is to being a "published author" than just writing a good book. Oh, like promotion... My wild and crazy blog tour had me all over cyber-space! I did 15 guest blogs in 30 days. WHEW! (Aunty wipes sweat from her brow.)
  4. Figuring out that the really good reviews and the not-so-good ones are only as significant as I choose to make them. They are all only one person's subjective opinion.
  5. Knowing that this time next year, I get to do it again!


Helen said...

Thank you Aunty Cindy

The Wild Sight is a fantastic read truly I really felt a part of the story from start to finish.

One day I am going to meet you in person but for now we can be mates on line

You really have been busy and obviously you will continue to be busy with more books coming and more promotions to come but the thrill of seeing your book in book stores must be amazing I really am in awe of the imagination that authors have and the will and determination to get their work published.
Well done and huge congrats again

Have Fun

Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

Helen, you are THE BEST!

Yes, I'm determined to make it back to Australia some day in the not-too-distant future and we will have A BLAST! Until then CYBER HUGS to you!

Writing and publishing are a lot of hard, grueling work! But having wonderful readers like you definitely makes the work worthwhile.


lili11 said...

i love writing but not really sure whether I'll pursue it professionally. I write for fun and always learning to improve my writings... Congrats to you!

Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

Thank you Lili and thanx for stopping by!

When you truly love writing, then you will do it no matter what. Getting published and having readers is just the very wonderful icing on the cake!