Today’s guest post is by Charity Ferrell. Charity recalls the first time she hit publish on Amazon, you know that terrified feeling, kind of like “OMG what the hell did I just do?” I get it everytime I publish a novel. It never goes away (I hope). Enjoy!
My journey as an author has definitely been a prodigious experience and I can’t wait to find out where it’s going to take me. I still find it crazy when I refer to myself as an author, see books on shelves that I’ve written, and receive messages from readers.
Writing has always been a release for me. For years I said, “When I get older, I’m going to write a book.” Then one day, I asked myself why I was waiting. Why was I waiting until I was necessarily older? There’s no age requirement for when you can put your work out there. I sat down, opened up my computer, and started writing. I found myself staying up all night, tapping away at my keyboard, because I couldn’t stop a scene. I couldn’t sleep because characters were screaming out and telling me to let their story out.
I started my first novel, Beneath Our Faults, in October 2013 and finished it at the end of that year. I wrote every single day. And still almost do. When it came time to release it to the world, there were so many emotions running through me. I was anxious, terrified, and elated all at the same time.
I told myself I would’ve been satisfied with only selling a few copies. I’d be able to say I put it out there, tried, and didn’t give up. I still to this day remember the first book I’d sold. I got a message from Amazon telling me my book was live on their site. That’s when I saw I’d already sold my first book. I looked over at my boyfriend and said, “Oh my gosh, I’ve already sold one and I haven’t told anyone to buy it yet!”
My debut novel, the one I was terrified of releasing, made it into the Top 100 on in the New Adult & College and the Coming of Age genres on Amazon, which was exciting as a new author. My second novel, Karma, was released in June.
The most satisfying part about becoming an author is the feedback. I love getting messages from my readers telling me they cried, laughed, and fell in love with the story. It’s the best feeling in the world to know I evoked all of those emotions out of somebody. Readers are most sincere people and I can’t wait to hear more from them. They are the reason I put my work out there.
Thank you for having me on your blog,
Karma by Charity Ferrell
Publication date: June 6th 2014
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
I’m cursed. Yes, cursed and this isn’t some paranormal fantasy. This is my real life. Karma has decided to last out on me. I’ll never find my true love and I’m learning to accept that. The only problem is; he isn’t. He’s starting a war with karma and everyone knows karma always fights back with a vengeance.
Gabby Taylor is screwed. On her first day at her new internship, she runs into the guy she’s been fighting to avoid. The one guy whose family despises her and she drunkenly gave her virginity away to. And he’s her new co-worker.
She is messing up everything Dalton Douglas has planned. She climbed her way into his thoughts, thrown her bags down and he could’t manage to evict her- even if it cost him everything he’s been
working his ass off for. The only problem is: she’s fighting him. He will fight to keep her but can he manage to hide his own secrets that would ruin everything between them?
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