For those of you who missed it, Sol of the Coliseum is out and available for your reading pleasure. I'm happy to say that the book has received a warm reception from family and friends. I've been getting some great feedback and better reviews that I expected, which is gratifying.
Having never released a book, I thought I'd share some of the things that have come of it, both good and less good, over a series of quick posts.
Here's the first. It's about Pressure.
I've never felt any pressure to write. Actually, what I should say is that I've never felt and outside pressure to write. I put pressure on myself but for the most part, the world hasn't cared whether I write or not. But now, people are actually asking things of me like, "When's your next book coming out?" and "You're writing a sequel, right?" Let me be clear, these aren't bad questions and having people take and interest and actually want to read more of my stuff is not a bad thing, I'm just not used to it. I hope I'm able to harness it and put it to use. How lucky am I to have some good motivation adding to my already strong desire to write? So I say, keep the pressure coming.