Wednesday, 1 April 2015

IWSG April: Happy Book Birthday to Me!

Welcome to April's Insecure Writer's Support Group post! We're a group of writers that post once month about all the worries that have been plaguing us lately - special thanks go to Alex J. Cavanaugh for setting up this wonderful group! You can find out more about the IWSG on their official website.

As you're probably all aware by now, my debut book Synthetica releases today (as well as the Synthetica book blitz kicking off! Eek!). I genuinely have so many emotions right now, that I don't know how to feel - I'm worried, nervous, anxious, happy, excited, thrilled and everything in-between all at the same time! Phew!

There's not really any one insecurity I can blog about today - I could go on forever about how I'm feeling right now, but instead I'm just going to stop and breathe. Today of all days, I'm going to try and remember that even if no one buys my book today, or if I get bad reviews or no one likes it - it doesn't really matter. I can still keep going. I can still keep writing. If worst comes to worst, I can always take the book offline and no one will be any wiser. But I think that's probably a worst case scenario. Hopefully, fingers crossed, there'll be at least one person out there who will enjoy my book!

So that's it from me! All I'm going to leave you with is that if you would like to check it out, you can find Synthetica on Amazon here. And there's still time for you to sign up for the book blitz here, if you'd like to :).

Enjoy the rest of your IWSG/A to Z Challenge kick off day :)!

Oh, and before I forget - I'm still planning on visiting A to Z blogs daily, but as I'm currently at my parent's farm, it may be a little difficult for me to visit in the mornings, as I'll be out helping them. I'll do my very best to visit in the afternoons/night instead, so don't worry if I don't get back to you right away!


  1. Try and relax and enjoy the day. Happy release day, Rachel.

  2. I have no doubt that there will be significantly more than one person in the world that adores your book. But for now, I think you're right not thinking too much about it. You've done the hard part- written, edited and published the thing. Now it's in bigger hands than yours. Like you said- just breathe. (And enjoy tea!)

    1. Thank you for the encouragement, Beverly :)! You're right, it's out of my hands now, but hopefully someone out there will enjoy it :)

  3. Congrats on the release and enjoy it to the fullest!

  4. So exciting! Congrats on your book release!! Just enjoy it and don't worry about the "other stuff." :)

  5. Congratulations! What an exciting day for you.


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