Well… Honey Butter is published.
I guess when you boil that down it means two main things:
- You can read it.
- I can start a new story.
Both of which are equally hard to wrap my brain around.
If you love reading then you know it’s not just understanding what the words on the page mean. It’s immersing yourself in an entirely new world. Becoming friends with characters that make you laugh, wince, and cry just like real life friends. It’s seeing things a totally new way. A way that makes you think long and hard about the world around you. A good book isn’t just words on a page. In the words of Ray Bradbury:
“The magic is only in what books say, how they stitched the patches of the universe together into one garment for us.”
A good book does that. Whether or not my book is a good book I am not in the place to judge. That’s your, the reader’s, job. But now that it’s published, the readers can do their job. And if my book is good, will it ‘stitch the patches of the universe together’?
It’s a terrifying and wonderful thought. That something you wrote could do something or impact someone in this world. Whether it actually will or not you can’t really know. All you can do is keep writing, which brings us to the second thing.
What am I going to write next?
As strange as it may sound, I’ve never been able to ask myself this question before. Until now I’ve always written until I got sick of the story I was writing, and by that time I had another story idea I was burning to write. So there’s never been any question what I was going to write next. Now I’m faced with the choice between two or three story ideas that I’ve had for a while. So while I’m deciding on those maybe right now it would be best to take a break from writing and promote my book. Now that my first book is published a lot will be going on around here…
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If you would like to buy a copy of Honey Butter I would be very grateful. Below are the links to places where you can buy it.
Thanks so much to everyone who helped and encouraged me along this journey! And, as always…
docendo disco, scribendo cogito,
– Millie Florence