So I did it. I wrote the book, and now a whole year later I am almost ready to stop editing it and see what happens.

I spoke with a few agents, but I decided that for this book, for this story that I wanted to tell, I wanted to do it myself. (With the help of some wonderful friends and a very supportive husband). I am too afraid to give up the creative control, and too green to get it published traditionally without doing just that.

I know almost nothing about self-publishing, but I am educating myself and this week I am attempting to design my own book cover.

It is terrifying and exciting all at once.

And I think I can do it. I’ll let you know when the book is done and available to you, gentle reader :)