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A book launch, and some screaming.

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

Ahem.

I just did this:

screenshot showing that my book rescuing the prince has been submitted for publication on amazon

It’s going to be 99c for a couple of days so, if you think you would get 99c worth of pleasure out of a lighthearted story about a grumpy prince falling in love, please do snap it up when it publishes! UPDATE: here it is!

And I’m nail-gnawingly nervous about it. I love this book. It was just so much fun to write. Although I’m proud of my first couple of books, thinking about them brings up a lot of stressful memories of battling endless problems and an overwhelming sense that I was out of my depth. But this one was different. Writing this one, I finally felt like I was doing okay.

Of course, even writing that, I’m thinking “I’ll look like a real idiot for having said that if this one falls on its face.” And that’s what I’m worried about, really. I thought my second book was better than the first, and it made, uh… *furious calculator work*… 7% of the money the first one did.

Aside: AHAHAHA I actually didn’t realise it was that bad until just now, oh no

And I think this one is even better. So, extrapolating from previous results, I can probably expect my total takings from this one to be, like, 1p and a small collection of lint. And that would make me really sad.

Still, I think I’ve dodged most of the things that may or may not have tanked the last launch, so there’s that. And now, with our expectations suitably lowered, I guess I should tell you about what I’ve been doing to try for a better launch this time.

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