Peek into the Mind of an Introvert

My book release date is coming up which got me thinking about book release parties. I’m not a party thrower.  I always thought that I didn’t want to throw a party because I was afraid no one would show up. But today when I thought about what to do for my book release, I had a revelation! Here’s a peek into my thought process:
 
Me: My release date is coming up. I should do something to celebrate!
Positive Me: Great idea!
Me: Maybe go to a kinda pricey restaurant and splurge on a huge dessert.
Positive Me: You can post it on FB live. Or better yet, invite people on FB! It’ll be a blast!
Me: I can do that!
Anxious Me: But what if no one comes?
Me: . . . !
Positive Me: Don’t listen to her. Now, when should we have it?
Anxious Me: I’m serious. We’ll be humiliated.
Positive Me: What if people do show up? Ever think of that?
Anxious Me: Yes. Then we’d have to *socialize*!
Me: O_o
Positive Me: . . .
Me: Yeah, I’m not doing that.
 
And that, my friends, is why I don’t throw parties.
-*heart* M.R. Anglin
**Don’t forget Prince of the Sun, Princess of the Moon releases Feb. 20, 2018.**
 

Publishing Schedule for 2018

Every once in a while I get so discouraged about my publishing journey I seriously consider quitting. It’s a lot of work for not a lot of pay. I see people around me succeeding in their respective fields (and in life), and I wonder what’s wrong with me or think maybe people just don’t like my books. Eventually, after a good, long cry (and prayer), the clouds part, and I can see clearly what seemed so obscure a few moments ago.

I had one of those days this week but then received an email that made me realize that maybe my publishing journey is not going as badly as I think. With that in mind, here’s what’s upcoming in my writing life next year.

  1. Prince of the Sun, Princess of the Moon releases Feb. 20, 2018
  2. Extinct?, an anthology that contains one of my stories, will release on or before June 30, 2018.
  3. Dogs of War Vol. 2, another anthology containing my work, will release ( I think in January, but I’m not sure).
  4. Planned re-release of Silver Foxes #1 May 2018.
  5. Planned release of Six Weeks (Silver Foxes #7) late 2018.

So you see, I have a lot of things going on. Maybe I should spend more time focusing on what I do have instead of what I don’t.

-*heart* M.R. Anglin