in the spirit, Kotahi Bay, publishing, writing

And then it was live

So, In The Spirit is now available for pre-orderĀ at Amazon, Kobo and I am working on the other places.

I spent the bulk of yesterday battling with formatting and then uploading to various distributors, which took me a ridiculous amount of time because it’s all so new to me. My hands shook and my knees literally felt weak as I hit the button to complete the process at my first stop, Amazon.

I’ve been writing for a long time and telling stories for longer. Words and other worlds have always been a part of who I am. I’ve been published before now, short stories online and in anthologies, but never anything longer, never on my own. So this whole thing has been like achieving a dream, ticking something off my bucket list. It’s surreal, and scary and amazing.

Today has been pretty epic because I’ve had this massive outpouring of support and encouragement. Friends have been sharing my links, and spreading the word and pre-ordering – not because I asked them (I didn’t) but because they want to support me. It’s overwhelming. I feel…kind of lost for words. I don’t even need to check my pre-orders page to feel like I’ve achieved my goals because it’s not about the sales volume. Having that support and encouragement, seeing my friends and family have my back? That’s priceless. Better than any profit I could make.

So, thank you. All of you.