It’s taken quite a long time. And it’s not just been since I started writing, but since I started writing this particular story, even. It was a little over 4 years ago that I started writing it. And, almost exactly four years (it would be tomorrow, in fact), that I changed it a little bit to make it much more like the story that it is today. But, finally, after nearly four years (in which I’d just barely graduated high school when it started, and I’ve now graduated college), I have finally published my first book.
I’ve to some extent awaited this day for a long time. Ever since I started writing, I always imagined having something published. Of course, at that time, I don’t even know if self-publishing really existed, though it probably did, but it certainly wasn’t something big. However, it’s quite a bit less stressful than I could imagine sending it into a publisher and awaiting a response would be, and for that I’m thankful. I honestly don’t need more stress now. Of course, there is some stress that comes with even self-publishing and wondering if anyone at all will like it. It scares me a bit of what the comments might be.
But, for right now, I’m thankful. Not only am I thankful, but I’m hoping that if some people will buy my book, then it might really encourage me to finish at least some of the hundreds of other stories that I’ve started, or at least planned out. Because honestly, I enjoy writing. It’s about the only thing that I have much of a passion for. And to be publishing something is really great. It means that I have finally accomplished the long process of writing and the reading over and trying to make it something that others might want to read (and I’m very thankful for my dad’s help in reading it over for me and making some suggestions for me).
I honestly don’t know where my life is going to take me, but this is a very big step. Writing is something that I want to be a part of my life well into the future. So, for me this is a step in that direction.
So, if you want see it, at least check it out, or even buy it, it’s available on Amazon. And, you can view a portion of the story there (I think it’s a part of the first 6 chapters) to see whether or not you might be interested in reading it.
So, thank you for reading this post, as well as the other posts that I have made on this blog. I know I haven’t written one in a while and I hope to write more soon, it’s just been a long and stressful year as I have graduated from college and am now moving on with my life, still completely unsure of where I’m going to be in a year. So, I thank you for your support, your views of my posts, and even more so the likes and the comments. It has been a great encouragement for me.
P.S. The book is titled One Way Out.