Thursday, February 5, 2015
Something Exciting For Me
Well, I told you yesterday that I'd made a goal to have my very first book, Through Love's Trials, revised and uploaded and I made that goal!
It's such a bittersweet thing to go back and revise the very first book you ever had published. I loved the story and it brought back so many memories of when I first got the contract, first worked with an editor, first felt like a "real" writer.
But when I read it now, I can see how very much a beginning writer I was. I've grown and changed and know more about my craft. I cringed so many times reading the story and was all, what was I thinking? Yikes. But it's a snapshot of where I was in my writing journey, too, and I'm proud of how hard I worked to win that publishing contract for my book.
Doing this revision has been fun, though. I've loved adding details and changing storylines. I think the revision has made it a stronger story and one that I'm proud of. I'm excited to hear what you all think of it! It will be getting a new cover soon, as well, so I'll be unveiling it all right here on my blog.
For now, though, the new story will be live in the next few days on Kindle, Nook, Kobo, and iTunes with the old cover. I'll be sure to let you know when I see it out there.
Have you ever gone back to something you made a long time ago and redone it? Whether it was a story, or something else? What feelings did that evoke in you?