This day last year I was stressed. Why? It was the launch of my second novel. Yes – incredibly – THE PIANO PLAYER’S SON is a year old!
Happy Birthday The Piano Player’s Son!
It was an exciting time – I was sending my book (my baby) off into the big wide world. So, why was I stressed? First I had a lot to do with all the final preparations. Then I had several cancellations in under two hours. ‘There’ll be nobody there!’ I wailed. Then it poured with rain, and worse weather was forecast- there would definitely be no one there!
But the real reason for my stress was fear for my book. I’d spent so long immersed in it, creating characters, plotting their lives, sharing every moment with them. But what would others think? How would it be received? Would people buy it? Would they enjoy it? As it turned out, I needn’t have worried. People bought it, said nice things about it, wrote lovely reviews. This is a quote from one of my favourite reviews, taken from readingwrites book blog:
This is such a good read. The pages turn faster than an autumn leaf blowing in the wind. There are also some big shocks in here that I didn’t see coming at all. I would highly recommend this book, if I didn’t know who had written it I could have mistaken it for Anne Tyler and I can give it no higher commendation than that.
Anne Tyler and me? Whoo Hoo!
And as a reminder, here’s a link to my post last year about The Launch
It might have been better if the notes had been the right way up, but you can’t have everything!
If you haven’t read The Piano Player’s Son yet, and this had whetted your appetite(!), you can buy it HERETags: Launch, The Piano Player's Son