The First Stand Alone

I’m giddy.  I am.  See, my first stand alone novella Pumpkin Rolls and Porn Sounds, is in production and, though I don’t have an exact release date yet, I know it’ll be released sometime in the January/February area.  I’m really excited and really nervous about it.  I desperately hope that you adore Will and Joshua as much as I do.

It’s been a while in the making.  I signed the contract back in May.  Production has only really just begun in the last month or so.  And the funny thing is, I’ve sort of forgotten a bit about them because I wrote it a good ten months ago, and I’ve been working on other things in the meantime.  But every once in a while, they sneak back into my head, and I can’t help but grin.

But it’s a lot more real to me now. Edits will be rolling in soon so I can shine these boys up and make them the best they can be.  And the cover art production is ready to begin.  This part is incredibly exciting and nerve wracking.  I love covers.  I’m drawn to them.  But having to put into words what my cover should feel like, and then turning it over to a wonderful artist to create…well, that’s not an easy thing.  I feel pressure to get the word right so that an artist can work their magic.

I basically waffle back and forth between pure elation that my book is going to be out there, and sheer terror that I’m not going to get it right.  But I’m working with some amazing people, and it’s going to be great when I get to the end.

And while that’s going on, I’m waiting to hear about another novella, and I’m working on something new.  All in all, despite the roller coaster of emotions, I’m pretty dang happy.  Because ever since I was little, this is what I wanted to do.  I wanted to write, I wanted it to be published, I wanted people to enjoy my stories.  And it’s happening.

A little over a year ago, I got my first acceptance.  My first short story was published December 1, 2013. And now, my first stand alone is being made to shine.  It really is a dream come true.

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