So, here I am. At the end of a journey that has taken the better part of a year. I still remember the convo I had with a fellow writer about the idea of releasing one of my works in novella form. I had been encouraging her to step out and just publish what she had written, and not to fear what others thought. Then I realized I needed to take my own advice.
The “Now I Sleep” novella series was first released in April 2014. The last one will be available this month.
And I’m a little sad.
Yeah, I’m crazy happy, too. I mean, I finally did what I said I’d always wanted to do. I stopped talking about ‘someday’ and made that ‘day’ today. I finally got my work published and in the hands of friends and family who have long supported me, asking (read: begging) to read what I’ve written. *Cartwheels and handsprings* There is not enough Starbucks in this world, to satisfy my joy!
I’m elated that it’s almost complete. And weirdly enough, I’m a bit bummed, too.
I’m a little down that I won’t get to dive into Delylah’s world again, that Sadie and Gabe will now have their fictional world in which to drift away, the imaginations of my readers in which to live. I wish I could explore Angus better – to throw in his backstory, so readers could get to know him on a deeper level. And what of Stella? Oh how I would love to be a fly on the wall in her life. So, yeah. I’m finished, yet I’m sad, too.
But that’s ok. C’est la vie, and all, right? This always happens when I’ve finished writing one of my books. I just forget this feeling in the between times. Sort of like childbirth and having the next kid 😉
Well, reader – now you know, you will have the last of this story in your hands by the end of the month. I’m glad we took this journey together and I do hope you’ll stick around for a few more. It’s weird to think I can finally get back to some of my other works I’ve set aside for the past few months; that my days will now be spent agonizing over a brand new set of characters that will need my help finding their way out of whatever situation falls out of my head.
The end is near. I am happy. I am sad. I wonder what you, dear reader, are feeling? Feel free to comment below with your thoughts on the world of “Now I Sleep”, or whatever story you’ve just finished and are missing immensely – (I know I am. Already.) *Sigh*
Happy Reading, friends.