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Posted by Kandake E. Brockington on June 24, 2010 at 7:12 PM

It has been perhaps a month or so since my last entry and that was because of all the editing and setbacks involved in the publication process for Journey through Darkness. But finally all of that hard work as paid off and the novel is complete and available in ebook and paperback edition.

 

I am excited but overwhelmed. When I began this process in 2008 I thought it would be much easier than it has been. I figured I would spend a few months getting the word out and by the time publication was complete, I could take a little break and wait for the sales to happen. But I am already running into a few problems. My inventory won’t be stocked until mid-summer due to the processing time of the publisher. Amazon.com has the wrong description for my book in their marketplace. And currently I am unable to track any sales through the publisher so I have no idea if the book is selling or not.

 

The strangest thing about this experience has been the reception of the book. I am getting mixed results from family and friends. Ironically, I have received more encouragment and support from strangers than from people I have known for years. But I can’t let that get me down or discourage me. I have accomplished a lifelong dream in getting published. As my husband so often reminds me, people will come around after they discover the book is selling.

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2 Comments

Reply The Griot
4:56 AM on July 9, 2010 
Congratulations, Kandake! I know how tough the journey can be. Stick with it sister. The first book is a learning experience that will make you next book stronger. Don't worry about family or friends; you'll find your audience. Best wishes from me and your Sword and Soul family!
Reply Janna
8:53 PM on August 31, 2011 
The momentum is building. As you post information on site people will begin to realize what a jewel they've found when they click into your creative expression. Your audience is finding you. Keep blogging. You are already a success. Enjoy the journey, that's where the fun is. It's obvious you have a passion for creative writing.