Happy New Year, everyone!
Apologies for my absence in the past month; the holidays are always a bit chaotic. That being said, there’s so much to let you know!
As some of you are aware, I published the first edition of 22 Scars, my new young adult novel about depression and self-harm, at the end of October. And while I’ve still been working on fine-tuning the manuscript, I’ve managed to sell over forty copies in two months—more than I’ve sold total in the years I’ve been selling my fantasy work!
On top of that, I’ve also been getting steady reviews of 22 Scars as well, thanks primarily to the free giveaways over at voraciousreadersonly.com (seriously—if you want great free books, check it out). So far on Goodreads I’ve had eight positive reviews (one negative), and six text reviews. Two positives on Amazon, and one on Barnes & Noble, too! This makes more reviews than I’ve ever had for my fantasy work.
Which all looks promising. I also got the manuscript back from my editor (who loved it, by the way!), and I’m now working my way through her remarkably insightful comments and edits. Once that’s done, I’ll have a manuscript I think I’d be proud to sell: and hopefully get some success through submitting to agents, which I’ve so far been lacking.
To top it all off, I did a book signing on the 23rd, and sold fifteen physical, actual print copies! (Mostly of the fantasy work, but still.) It was an awesome event, and I genuinely enjoyed it—and would love to do it again.
For now, though, I’ll continue working on polishing the manuscript to be the best it can be … and if you’d like a first edition copy, head over to Amazon, iBooks or Barnes & Noble and download 22 Scars for yourself!