Saturday, September 6, 2014

Taking the bull by the horns

Sometimes there are moments in life where you just have to grab onto an idea with both hands and just do it. Sometimes these work out, sometimes they don't. There's no way of knowing what it will be before you take the plunge, you just have to have faith. I had one of those moments today. I'm not going to say that it all worked out well, or badly, because honestly I don't know how it's going to work yet. If something comes of it, I'll let you know. If nothing comes from it, I'll probably forget about it in a few weeks time.

I've had similar moments before:

  • When I decided to send out the query for the first in my series (we all know that worked out well as we anxious await October). 
  • When I took the chance on getting some replicas of the chain that features in my Daughter of Fire/Son of Rain series (which worked out awesome and I can't wait to start giving these out as prizes, ideally to readers who get the importance behind them after the first 2 books). 
  • When I took the plunge to try my hand at self-publishing my stand-alone book (which is progressing thanks to a number of wonderful people who have volunteered their time to be beta readers for me, and thanks to the wonderful cover designer who has designed the beautiful cover I'll be revealing on Sunday). 
It's these little moments that can seem monumental at the time, even if they are small in the grand scheme of things. You know them from the flutters they cause in your stomach and the way they make your heart race. 

Maybe it's the time you passed the note to your crush. Or the time you went for a job that you know is just outside of your skillset but that you'd be perfect for. When was the last time one of these presented themselves to you? Did it work out the way you'd hoped? 

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