Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Post-Release week insight
So, you'll have to excuse me for a few. I'm going to trumpet my own horn this week. My book released.
Yes, this is true. That gorgeous, lengthy, scifi piece of my heart is out there in the wilderness for better or for worse. I'm really hoping it's not for worse.
Before I squee and grin and jump up and down -- let me make note of a few things that I learned along the way:
At the end of the day, you have to rely on yourself.
Sounds a bit ominous, doesn't it? Let me elaborate. Basically, I mean - if people have said they'll help, if they've offered to post for you, if they've offered (I don't know) to talk to their good friend who'll by six hundred copies... there is always a chance that person will have something else come up/not check their email for a month/not reply to said email/forget/flake.
If you can, you need to have some countermeasures in place for this. I did not - but for the next book? You betchya - I will have all the failsafes.
It's your baby, it's beautiful, and it's out there - but no one else cares like you do
Again - that sounds sort of bitchy, right? But it's not. I don't mean to say that all your friends don't love your book, that your CPs and agent/editors aren't overjoyed to see it out in the wild. But it isn't their baby, it's not their gem of an idea. It's yours. And like the parent gets more excited when their kid learns to walk... the writer gets far more emotional about their book and journey.
Remember it, love it, cherish it - because the debut only happens that first time.
Don't overspend on SWAG, because just don't.
The temptation is there, it's pretty and shiny and has your book all over it. But it's a muck sucking trap - because down that rabit hole is a plethora of shiny options and you want them all. If you have a series, I'd suggest series-izing some of the things you get, that way, they're useful for the whole set of books.
You did it!
You wrote a book, and got it published. However you chose to, whatever you did to get there, however long you haven't had a decent night's sleep? Your book is out in the world just waiting for people to discover it. Never let anyone take that away from you.
I love Chameleon, and I'm working on Hybrid already. There is so much I need to do, so many things to make the whole trilogy a reality, but one day at a time means Chameleon is out there. It's doing pretty well, all things considered - and I have no intention of letting it sit out there alone.
The Domino Project is live
and this is a beautiful thing
"Wow! A fast-paced, science fiction delight with fabulous action, a seamless world, and the most unique characters I've read in a long time." Elana Johnson, Author of the Possession Series.
When Sai's newly awoken psionic powers accidentally destroy her apartment complex, she’s thrown into an intensive training program. Her only options are pass or die.
Surviving means proving her continued existence isn't a mistake--a task her new mentor, Bastian, takes personally. Her abilities place her in the GNW Enforcer division, and partners her with Domino 12, who is eerily human for an alien-parasite psionic hybrid.
After eliminating an Exiled scientist, she discovers nothing is what it seems. With each mission more perilous, Sai must figure out who to trust before her next assignment becomes her last.
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KT Hanna has a love for words so extreme, a single word can spark entire worlds.
Born in Australia, she met her husband in a computer game, moved to the U.S.A. and went into culture shock. Bonus? Not as many creatures specifically out to kill you.
When she's not writing, she freelance edits for Chimera Editing, interns for a NYC Agency, and chases her daughter, husband, corgis, and cat. No, she doesn't sleep. She is entirely powered by the number 2, caffeine, and beef jerky.
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