But by far, the best part about publishing my book has been all the calls, text, and messages that I’ve been getting from people reading my book. I love hearing where they are in the story and what their predictions are. I also love when people text me when those predictions are way off and they are shocked at the turn of events!
I received many rejections for this book. Mostly the rejections were because agents thought the story wouldn’t be relatable – which is ironic because women (and men) are telling me that the characters are so relatable. Not only that but nearly everyone who’s finished the story is asking for a sequel.
I never saw the story as a sequel but they have certainly given me some food for thought. I sat down yesterday and wrote a little continuation of the story where it leaves off. 1500 words later, I have to admit, they might be right. I’m still working out the details of the story but I’m excited to see where it goes!
It just goes to show you that you should never give up. If you think your story will resonate with people, self-publish it!