I wrote a novel and people are liking it.
I’m excited. Humbled. Grateful. And a bit taken-aback. And really proud.
A second book club read “Jaybird’s Song” and invited me to come to their meeting and chat. The experience was every bit as wonderful and fun as the first one. Turns out, I LOVE hearing readers’ questions and comments about my book. Playing this role… (“Playing” is a poignant choice of words because I do feel a bit like a fake, but I’m not going to change it because I think blogging is a lot about honesty. With just one book, I’m a novelist-wannabe but read some of the reviews I’m getting and you’ll see why I’m so excited. And a bit taken-aback.) Playing this role makes me feel like a real author and that’s a hat I want to wear permanently.
The ladies of this Dunwoody/Sandy Springs book club were engaging, funny, a bit familiar in cases, and they liked my book. They’d read thoroughly and thoughtfully and had lots of great comments and questions. Sharing my writing process and my thoughts of Josie and the rest of the story’s characters was so exciting for me. Writing is so personal and private, but now sharing these fictional characters that lived only in my head for so long with others is crazy fun and truly exhilarating.
More, I’m getting really awesome reviews.
Here are some of those that came in this week:
… A page turner and I finished it in a weekend! … Kathy is good and up and coming southern writer, the likes of Kaye Gibbons and Ellen Gilchrist ! Way to go, Kathy! It’s a well written, tightly woven, page turning story that takes us home and keeps us longing for more! I hope that you will write a sequel.
Bravo!! I could not put this book down! Great story line with interwoven characters! I hope you have another novel in your future!
See why I’m so humbled?
Thank you, friends and family and readers that are discovering my novel through your shares and recommendations and wonderful photos that you’re sharing reading “Jaybird’s Song.”
Please know how grateful I am for your continued support. Indie publishing depends on exactly this and you are doing an awesome job helping me to push this novel out!
Thank you, thank you, thank you!