Yes. After countless hours of blood, sweat, tears, and a whole heap of swearing, it's finally here!
It feels like a lifetime ago when I first launched my website and in a sense, it is. A lot of things in my life have changed since then, not least of all the fact that I am now officially an Indie author.
Now I have to admit, when I launched my first Indie book a couple of years ago, I was in panic mode. I hadn't completed a full manuscript in a couple of years and was terrified my writing days were over. Every word I got down on the page was an achievement and finishing the book was worthy of celebration. But I didn't take the time to do that. Not really.
Instead I moved on to a whole new set of fears. The biggest of which was, what if people have forgotten about me and won't read my books anymore? That in turn caused a knee jerk reaction which involved ignoring all the great advice available to a brand new Indie author online and throwing the book out into the marketplace with no plan for promoting it, no idea of when the next book might be out and no website with a full list of my back catalog books to prove I had a track record.
Unsurprisingly, that first Indie book floundered.
This time, I'm determined to do things differently. Hence the new website and a release schedule for the next six months and a revised edition of that first Indie book which followed close on the heels of the new prequel.
It's a new beginning. A fresh start. And THAT my friends, is cause for celebration!