Sunday, 5 May 2013

Yay! I did it!

Not only did I make it through the a-z challenge... I just took the plunge and self-published my first book.



There it is... my cover!  Can you tell I'm excited?

Well I would love it if you would have a read.  You can find it here.
I can't wait to hear what you think.  It's been pretty nerve-wracking, thinking about sharing my work, so hopefully you enjoy it.

Yay for self-publishing! :)

26 comments:

  1. That's very cool! Congratulations!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Congrats, Jessica. I'm going to be doing the same later this year. I'm just waiting for the cover. Unfortunately my favorite designer is booked 6 months in advance.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Wow that's a long wait! Good for you though. The whole submission process gets so tiring, it's great that writers can take their career in their own hands, and I love that we can control what our covers look like! Send me a note when you do publish it, I'd love to take a look. :)

      Delete
  3. Oh congratulations!! That's quite an achievement, and very inspiring! Sounds like a good story; compelling and unique - something to put in my tbr pile for sure :-)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you so much for your kind words cathandlingwriter. :)

      Delete
  4. I love love love the cover and will check it out when I have a break! Looking forward to reading it :-)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Awww thanks so much! I'm so glad you like it, I did it myself and was a bit worried about getting it just right.

      Delete
  5. Wow! Wow! Wow!
    Congrats on your Book!
    The cover is beautiful.
    Looking forward to get my hands on it :)

    ReplyDelete
  6. Joining in the happy dance over completing the A-Z Challenge. It was exactly what I needed, especially since I'd been so lax on my blog. After blogging almost daily for a month, a couple of posts per week should be no problem. ;-)

    Congrats on self-publishing your first book! I love hot pink and polka dots. So your book cover automatically makes me smile.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I agree, the a-z challenge helped me realize it shouldn't feel so hard to blog once a week. :)

      Thanks. I'm glad my cover makes you smile. :)

      Delete
  7. Congratulations on your achievement! Like the cover. :)

    ReplyDelete
  8. Yes I'm also liking the cover so you got one score there. Another score for bravery because it must be like you baby. I'll give it read:)Good Luck.

    ReplyDelete
  9. I like your cover, Jessica, Congratulations, good luck with your book! I have my new novel The Fires of Waterland just published in January. It's in print and eBook formats, check it out! It was published by Redmund Productions (redmundpro.com) I self-published Morgidoo's Christmas Carol, a Christmas classic for all ages a couple of years ago, and Rocking Horse Productions is taking it to print this season. ":) We never know....

    ReplyDelete
  10. Very cool! I'm excited for you. It's my hope that I'll be able to publish, self or otherwise, someday. I'll try and find the time to read your work - congratulations on this huge accomplishment and on putting yourself out there!

    Brandy from http://brandysbustlings.blogspot.ca/

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you so much Brandy. I fully recommend self-publishing, it's easier than one would think. :)

      Delete
  11. How cool is that! Congratulations!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Congratulations with your book release! I stopped to congratulate you on completing the A to Z, and see that you have been busy. A lot of big things going on. :-) I wish you much success. :-)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks for stopping by Teresa :) It has been pretty busy. :)

      Delete
  13. Jessica, this is utterly outstanding. Every writer's dream to be published is right there in your arms. Heartiest congratulations to you. Well done. I read a sample and it's very engaging reading. So happy for you.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you so much. :) Your kind words mean so much to me.

      Delete