Or maybe I should just call it Insecurity....
Nightwalker was released in German today and I have to admit that I spent the better part of thirty minutes letting Google translate German blogs for me so I can get a feel for how readers are reacting to the book. I know, it's sad. I'm supposed to be working on the revisions for Wait for Dusk.
I have been a professional writer for just over two years now (measured from when I acquired both an agent and a publisher) and there are things that I'm still learning. I'm learning that most writers are more than a little insecure about their work. I'm learning that paranoia is par for the course. I'm learning that you have to be more than a little insane to agree to these things. I'm learning that your skin will never be thick enough and too often you'll brush praise off as luck. I'm learning that if your a good writer and dedicated to your craft, you will never stop learning.
So, I've got a little release-day stress, which I never expected since Nightwalker has already been out for more than a year. And I'm sure I'll do it all over again when Dayhunter is released in May in German. Check out the covers I found! Pretty sweet!
In the meantime, this writer is going to step away from the Internet (or at least the Google search function) for a while, and finishing editing a handful of chapters so she can enjoy some of the weekend.
Also, don't forget that I'll be signing books in West Chester, Ohio on Saturday along with a number of great authors. Stop by and visit us!