Tuesday, July 30, 2013

When You Love a Book (+ My Cover)


When you love a book…

You set it free.


I’m not exactly sure what to credit for the decision, after years invested in my craft, to put my work out there. (My novella, THE DISAPPEARING KEY releases early this October.)

Do I give props to Sarah Bareilles prompting me to be brave or is an enormous show of gratitude necessary for the excellent material I recently discovered in DARING GREATLY? Curious…the timing of when I spotted this book on the library shelf and thought to myself, Now this looks like a good read.

Mostly, it comes down to that niggling in my gut that my words are ready to be read—my stories are ready to be felt. I’ve received affirmation of this on many levels but it was essential I waited until I was ready.

And I am now.

I love this novella.

And this October it’s time to set it free and into your hands. As we wait for my novels to have their day in the sun, it’s my hope that you’ll thoroughly enjoy this taste of my writing. This is both a vulnerable and exhilarating process.

Can’t wait to discover what you think!

Ever do something that was both exhilarating and terrifying at the same time?

*Attention book clubbers—THE DISAPPEARING KEY was written with book clubs in mind. Not sure when you make your selections for the year, but I’d love for you to throw my novella on your list. It’s shorter than a full-length novel, but the meat is there. I’ll also be posting book club discussion questions on my blog soon after the release.

**I’d love to guest post on your blog or answer interview questions for you. Shoot me a message & I’ll be in touch!


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28 comments:

  1. Woohoo!!!! So awesome!!! And yes - frightening and exhilarating!! For sure. I absolutely love the cover!! It's so you.

    Can't wait to read this!!!

    (lots of exclamation points today.)

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  2. Congratulations, Wendy. The cover looks great. Enjoy the process and the readers. And Wendy and Heather, you guys must have been up before the crack of dawn.

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  3. Congrats! Love the cover. Looking forward to it!

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  4. That cover is GORGEOUS! Nailed it, sister!

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  5. Yay, so excited to hear this! Can'tw ait to read it. AND I adore the cover. It's gorgeous!!!

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  6. Awesome, Wendy! I'm thrilled for you. And I can't wait to read this. I've been dying to read your words in book form!

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  7. YAY!! Looking forward to this next stage of your journey! Can't wait to read it either! :)

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  8. YAY!! Looking forward to this next stage of your journey! Can't wait to read it either! :)

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  9. Can't wait to read this, Wendy! Awesome cover!!

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  10. Now that's a cover that stays with you ...

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  11. I can not WAIT to read it! The cover is beautiful, and I'm sure the book is fabulous! I'm so proud of you for listening to your instincts! Congratulations friend! xox

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  12. Yay! Wonderful, and beautiful cover!

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  13. Yay! HYBRID AUTHORS ROCK! Grin. I know what you mean. There comes a point where the books need to be read. So excited for this launch (lovely cover!). You're ready, my friend.

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  14. You've been working on this for many years. I know it is going to be GREAT! Congratulations!!!!! And the cover looks great.

    Warren

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  15. Great cover...and great title.

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  16. I'm unbelievably moved by these comments--this show of support! Thank you so much for walking this road with me. Can't wait to hear what you think of the story!!!
    ~ Wendy

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  17. Very exciting and brave! Beautiful cover, and I can't wait to read the words inside!

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  18. What a beautiful cover! Congratulations, I'm so excited for you. Can't wait to read it!

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  19. love the petticoat - congratulations - you must be so excited!

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  20. I'm so proud of you! Can't wait to read it! Gorgeous cover!

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  21. The cover is gorgeous! It's a fantastic story and I can't wait for everyone to get a taste of your work.

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  22. Congratulations on taking this step! I can't wait to read your novella. Love the cover art.

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  23. How exciting! The cover and title definitely have me intrigued!

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