April McGowan

Dreams

Release DaySaturday was an amazing day. Actually, it started Friday evening. I got home to discover that Jasmine was LIVE digitally, out there on Amazon (don’t worry, it’s becoming available on other formats as the week goes on-I’ll keep you posted). What an incredible feeling. I”ve been doing guest blog posts here and there, marketing and sharing and suddenly, there she was. I downloaded it to my Kindle right away. As soon as I flipped to the title page, I started to cry. I’d realized my dream of being published.

I’ve been so focused on guest blog posts and lining up marketing, so focused on the date on the calendar, that when my husband suggested we do a little something to celebrate, I couldn’t fathom it. Being the loving, wise, man he is–he completely ignored my protests and picked up some delicious gluten free cupcakes from Piece Of Cake (if you haven’t eaten their wares, you MUST) and a bouquet of beautiful flowers. At the top, you can see a cute collage photo of our celebration my daughter made.

I’m like a proud new mama–there she is, isn’t she pretty?

Have you ever realized a dream–or are you still waiting for one? I’d love to hear your stories.

And thanks for all your support in making this one happen for me.

 

12 Comments

  1. Anne
    Jun 17, 2013

    April – I am so happy for you! I’ve loved seeing this dream all come together! 🙂

  2. Valerie Becker
    Jun 17, 2013

    I am sooo happy for you and proud of you! Keep writing!

    • April
      Jun 17, 2013

      Yes, Ma’am! Thanks, Valerie!!!

  3. Jean Brown
    Jun 17, 2013

    Congratulations. I know the hours of writing that goes into a book. I have penned six books and have them published via Kindle. My sales are not good but I don’t have an agent and I don’t have any in paperbook. I’m sure that makes a difference. Those that have read my books say they are very good but I have two Kindle reviews that are not good and I believe that causes the sales to not be as good as they should be. I pray God sends you many readers. Jean

    • April
      Jun 17, 2013

      Thanks, Jean. Self-publishing is a huge undertaking! Truly, self or traditional, it’s hard to make it to the top of the huge pile of books out there to get noticed. I don’t have an agent, either–but networked and connected with other writers and publishers/editors at writer’s conferences. That made all the difference in the world for me. Many blessings! I hope you have great success with your sales and readers.

  4. Andrea Johnson
    Jun 17, 2013

    Congratulations, 100 x over. We know you have been waiting for years for this. We are so proud of you. I love your blogs. Love, Mom

    • April
      Jun 17, 2013

      Awww…thanks, Mama! I love you, too!

  5. Kim Anderson Counts
    Jun 17, 2013

    I’m soooo proud of you!!!!

    • April
      Jun 17, 2013

      Thanks, Kimbo! I’m proud of you, too!!!

  6. Precarious Yates
    Jun 17, 2013

    I’m so happy for you, April! May this be the first of many novels to come!

    • April
      Jun 17, 2013

      Thanks, Precarious! And thanks for hosting me on your blog. You’re awesome 🙂

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