Should I feel different now?
Sunday, November 20th, 2005 Nov 20th, 2005 leave a response

So, here I am, a bona-fide published author-(albeit an ebook author which apparently for a lot of the population doesn’t count)-am I different? Has fame affected me?
Not really. I still had to clean the house, do washing, remember a million appointments for the kids and feed everyone. I have to admit, I spent most of Wednesday feeling a bit sick. the thought that complete strangers might be reading my book freaked me out. What if they hated it and demanded their money back from Ellora’s Cave? What is no one bought it at all except the lovely people I know?
The weird thing is I can’t do anything about that. It’s totally out of my control. All I can do is put my head down and keep writing the next one.
It also feels strange to have achieved a dream. The older you get the harder it becomes to believe in yourself. I am proud to have done this.
Of course, now I want more-I want to be the next Nora Roberts….

I’ll be off to England on Thanksgiving (I wonder if they’ll give me turkey on the plane?) to visit my family. I hope everyone has a great holiday!

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4 comments to “Should I feel different now?”

  1. Gina Black
      · November 21st, 2005 at 12:38 am · Link

    Oh wow, Kate. Have a lovely time! And have a pint for me. 😉

  2. Daisy Dexter Dobbs
      · November 21st, 2005 at 5:51 pm · Link

    Kate, my friend, you’re on the forefront of a new age in publishing. The time will come when the average person on the street is as familiar with ebooks as they are with cell phones and email. Until then, trust me, there are thousands of savvy people out there buying and enjoying ebooks.

    And you should be proud of yourself! I’m proud of you, too, because I know how amazing it feels to accomplish this. Honestly, I’d much rather have writing success happen now than when I was in my twenties. I’m able to enjoy the entire process more at this stage of my life.

    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving in England, Nora…er…I mean Kate. 😉

  3. Kristen
      · November 22nd, 2005 at 6:23 am · Link

    Travel safely, Kate!

    I’ll second what Daisy said so much better than I could think up.

    And…why did I know that Nora bit was going to pop out? Was it Reno? 😉

    Have a grand time with your family and congrats again, Kate.

    It was a fabulous read!

  4. Mel Francis
      · November 22nd, 2005 at 9:41 pm · Link

    have a super time in England. We’ll miss you!


    Your book sizzles, it’s so hot. And the story is very well written. You are one talented chickie, Naughty Kate, and don’t you forget it!

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