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It’s Actually There

I bought and read my own book on my Kindle Fire. Yeah, seems silly when I have about fifty versions of the novel on my computer, but to buy it was pretty dang cool.

Oh, I really should clean the screen.

But it’s mine. And there are others who are reading it. People who know who Sophie, Ezra, Jules and Gil are. I can’t tell you how much I’ve wanted to post about them on here. These characters have been in my brain for years and once a book is published, it’s like they come to life. Sophie isn’t just mine anymore. She’s any reader’s. And I love them. I get to the Sophie and Ezra scenes and even though I’ve written and rewritten their inactions a dozen times, I still hold my breath when they’re on the swings.

I feel for Naomi even when she’s at her worst. I get Jules’ standoffishness with guys. To be able to share these people with others is probably the most exciting thing I’ve ever gotten to do. I apologize if that minimizes any of the other events that have occurred in my life. 🙂

I’m in this state of disbelief and pure joy right now. Even with about a dozen things I need to do, it’s hard to focus on anything but ‘Holy Hera, I have a published book!’

SOTM: Right Back Where We Started From by Maxine Nightingale
© ecnewman, 2012. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this author and/or owner is strictly prohibited.

3 thoughts on “It’s Actually There

    • You can download a free Kindle reading App (or Nook reading app) to your computer and read it there if you want.

      LIA!!!!! I hope all is well back home.

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