Eek is such a great word, isn’t it? Eek. Eek. Eek! It practically squeaks off the page in jocular alarm.
Yep, it’s an eek kind of day. That’s because Salt Magic Skin Magic – my upcoming fantasy historical m/m romance – will be released in one week. It’s up for pre-order now and the reviews (eek!) from advance reader copies have started to come in.
So far, the reviews on Goodreads have been great. The few I’ve dared to read, that is. Some writers say they never read their reviews and I’ve always thought ‘How sensible. How wise. That’s what I’ll do.’
But OH MY GOD how do they NOT read them?
And (equally) OH MY GOD how do they find the courage to READ the things? (Eek!)
Despite my eeks and my do-I-don’t-I dance around reviews – I’m feeling good.
The book is ready, I’ve navigated the admin associated with publishing, and approached lots of reviewers/promo sites. I’m sure there are more things I could have done, but I’m at peace with my efforts. It’s an eeky peace, but it’s real.
Salt Magic Skin Magic is out on August 9. I wonder how I’ll be feeling on August 8?
What do you think? Should I read the reviews? Should I not? Probably not, eh? I’m thinking not. Mind you…