One day, I’m going to get over my fear of rollercoasters. One day, I’m going to quit my job and start my own company. One day, I’m going to write a novel.
At some point in the past year, I decided to start doing all my “One Days”, today.
YESTERDAY, I submitted my first novel to Amazon’s KDP platform for self-publishing. The book is called: “A Chance of Clouds” ). Not to be mistaken with the children’s series “Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs”.
I started writing this novel in June, and it has been the worst thing ever for my social life. When my friend Adam came over to shoot the book cover, I realized it was the most dressed up I’d been in months. And I was still wearing slippers.
A couple things happened within the last 24 hours, since publishing:
-I was so happy to see my book listed as #8 on the Asian-American section of the Kindle store that I nearly cried. It’s very misleading because it’s based on downloads, and I did tell a few people to download it.
-Someone told me they hated my cover and I nearly cried, again
-I couldn’t sleep, worrying about what my parents are going to think when they hit the “sexy” pages
-I emailed Seth Godin, asked him what he thought about my editorial process, cited some criticism I had already received; he pretty much told me to get over it and start writing my second book.
Anyhow, will keep posting on the adventure ahead. And it seems a trip to Six Flags is in order. Right after I write my second book, that is.