Okay, I just threw up a little in a little in my mouth. It's fine in theory to have my books read by some awesome beta readers and writers groups. It's another thing to have it available to everyone. What will they say? Will they love Oscar and Ellie like I do? Or will Kiri and Nye from The Frozen be the fan favorite.
I'm too attached to Chrysalis. That I'll admit. But it's my baby. I poured myself into it. It's my first born so I want to protect it and make sure no one hurts it's feelings.
The Frozen on the other hand is my fifth book, technically and you know how it is ... as they say in the movie Parenthood. "By the third kid you let them juggle knives." Not saying I don't love The Frozen. Really, I had a feeling that The Frozen would have been picked up first because of the reactions I got from it over Chrysalis. But here I am hoping to not be crushed by my love of Chrysalis. Both books are written in two drastically different styles and voices, I think. With The Frozen you have three voices where with Chrysalis just one. The Frozen has stronger language and content. Chrysalis shows a first love bloom.
Now as I look into places to do a type of book signing or maybe a party on release day we all know that it's just a distraction that I put out there. It's all downhill from here. Final edits. Quick change to the cover art. And few guest interviews and blogs. All in an attempt to share my baby. Be gentle with her. Because it feels like this baby is riding an pinewood derby car going a hundred miles an hour with only egg foam to protect her.