Besides, some of the worst of my fears already happened. A few weeks ago, my laptop died. No big deal when I back up my files regularly via a wireless backup system in my house, right? Wrong. Important files were corrupted and lost including the final, line edited version of my book, a formatted version of my book, and my students' semester grades for the homeschool co-op classes I teach. Yikes! Then, my cover artist, who also happens to be my niece, was in a car accident. Thankfully, she is ok, and walked away with only a nasty face rash from her air bag.
However, somehow, with a lot of help from my family (especially my awesome husband), I line-edited my novel a second time and am almost done formatting it for various pub sites like createspace, smashwords, and kindle. I'm almost there. Just a few more crammed hours over a few more days. And I'm excited . . . with a wee bit of 3a.m. nervousness thrown in just for kicks.
I don't know if I would have had the courage to self publish if it weren't for all the awesome encouragement I receive every month through IWSG, and from all of you on a regular basis.
If you don't mind helping me out one more time, could you sign up for a release day party for Champion in the Darkness?
If you can, sign up on the linky list, and please give me a shout out on February 11th! Plus, there's a giveaway!
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Clara is younger than most trainees, but she is ready to hold a Sword Master's blade. While visions and ancient prophecies stand in her way, they also offer a destiny unlike any other. Clara is aided by a haunted mentor, Stelia, whose knowledge of their enemy Kalidess is both a bane and a blessing. As evil threatens their land, Clara and Stelia must find the strength to overcome the darkness!
Champion in the Darkness is YA Christian Fantasy, and is the first book in the Champion Trilogy.
Thanks for all your awesome support and encouragement!!! See you around IWSG!
Plus, I'm looking forward to a special guest post from L. Diane Wolfe tomorrow on: Writing Articles to Promote Books. She just released her newest book: