Copper River King Salmon with Tomato Corn Salsa
Now you might think that is good news. And it is.
After all, I’ve been anxiously waiting to hear from them about this date since January when I officially submitted my manuscript. I have been chatting with SP about the book cover and what to expect, etc.
But before I read the email, I was afraid to open it. I got the same jittery-stomach-twitching feeling as when I pitched the agent last summer and she replied within five minutes.
What am I afraid of?
I was afraid to open that email because I have self-esteem issues. Because when the writing cap comes off, the marketing cap goes on. And while I think every new author struggles with that part of publishing a book (I’ve certainly read enough about the subject), I realized in the moment before I opened the email that this is that moment. And that there is a fine line between excitement and anxiety.
Now I’m mature enough to recognize my fears are founded in the unknown and are silly schoolgirl emotions, that this is my first book, and Yes Virginia, I know I will have other “moments.”
Included in the released date email was the official “Intro to Book Publishing and Marketing” pdf.
What does that mean for you?
I will be looking for ways to promote Eating Salmon while I work on the second book in the series. You, ahem, might want to help me in this goliath grouper of an effort. Therefore, I humbly accept your generous support whatever that means to you. It could be as simple as this tweet.