The week before I gave birth to my son, I found myself worrying relentlessly about what would happen after he arrived.
Would I be a good mom?
Will I ever figure out how to swaddle?
How will I juggle being a mom and a career woman?
The truth is the minute I saw his smushy little face, all of those worries and questions just disappeared as we all began to make our way to our new lives as becoming a little family.
As I get closer to the publication date of my forthcoming novel HEARTBREAK CAKE, I’ve been thinking a lot about the process of starting to write a book and actually finishing it, going through edits and now coming up on finally having it published. It feels a lot like I’m giving birth to another baby, just this time it’s in e-book format!
It was not easy trying to finish the book after my son was born.
I was a nervous new mom, but I was also still a writer. A writer who had made a commitment to meet a personal deadline and even though I knew it would be a lot easier to stop writing. I knew I couldn’t. Truthfully a lot of things went ignored to keep going, mainly laundry, dishes, sleep and a lot of personal time. Any moments I wasn’t spending with my son or at work, I was writing. I would write in front of the television, write while he was napping, write when I was eating , write at work, write on my breaks and when my son’s father forced me to take ME TIME, I’d head to my favorite coffeehouse and just keep writing.
There’s a lot to writing a book, it ain’t over after THE END, which is what I discovered after I submitted it to my publisher. The end is actually just the beginning.
But now that I’m a little over a week away from publication, I am so happy I stuck to my guns and got it done.
My son just turned 2, he loves hot chocolate and Belgian Waffles. And I can finally say that HEARTBREAK CAKE is being officially released on November 15th. It took a while from start to finish, but here we are.
Make sure to head over to my Facebook page to stay informed on any new updates and release information. I have lots to do with an upcoming book blog tour hosted by Fictionella and I’m putting together a Los Angeles book signing event at my sisters home decor shop Boho Upcycle.
Looking forward to show everyone my new baby! It’s a novel!
If you have any questions on HEARTBREAK CAKE, feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org