Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Finally! A Book!

The last couple of weeks have caused me to clap my hands and dance one moment, then hit my head against my desk the next.

Learning curves come in all shapes, sizes and levels of difficulty. An amazing editor who is ridiculously good at what he does made me alternately believe my brain had solidified into solid stone one minute, then consider myself a genius the next—when I finally got what he was trying to tell me. Okay, usually it took more than a minute.

By far the most difficult thing I've done is learn to be vulnerable by putting my work out there for people to read, and become tough and resilient by listening to their comments—good and bad. At this point, it's all personal. Don't let anyone tell you otherwise. That will probably change when people who don't know me, and I'm not paying, read the book.

And they will.

Right now Red Tide is going through the publishing channels at Amazon. It will be available in either ebook or paperback versions.

It's done, and I'm actually excited to begin the edits for my next one.



It's all better with friends.

6 comments:

Linda Pendleton said...

Congratulations, Peg! And good luck with it!

Peg Brantley said...

Thanks, Linda.

Just when I think the hard part is over...

Bruce A. Borders said...

Congratulations! I look forward to reading your book.

Jess said...

Just bought it, Peg. Shouted it on FB and tweeted. Now... can't wait to read it but darn, I have so much on my plate right now! And BTW, I believe everything is personal. Sorry, I know most of the world disagrees with me but that scene in You've Got Mail is true:

Joe Fox: It wasn't... personal.

Kathleen Kelly: What is that supposed to mean? I am so sick of that. All that means is that it wasn't personal to you. But it was personal to me. It's 'personal' to a lot of people. And what's so wrong with being personal, anyway?

Joe Fox: Uh, nothing.

Kathleen Kelly: Whatever else anything is, it ought to begin by being personal.

Tom Adair said...

That's awesome! I'm very proud of you Peg! I can't wait to read it!

Peg Brantley said...

Thanks for your support. I hope you enjoy the book.