I released my debut novella this week, but I was afraid to tell anybody. Putting your work out there in front of the eyes of the world requires a bit of courage. Somehow, I missed that in all the preparation to get ready for market. When it was time to click the publish button, I hesitated.
What if people hate it? What if they laugh at my efforts? What if they make me cry? What if I never stop asking what if?
I’ve read about how brave artists have to be if they ever want eyes, other than their own, to enjoy their work. I just never knew I was scared until faced with the button.
Thankfully, I received my print proof copy in the mail and sat down to read it. It wasn’t error free (hopefully I caught and corrected them all), but when I turned the last page, I applauded myself. That may sound weird, but I literally stood and clapped—a standing ovation. I wrote a book I would enjoy reading. So, if there’s anyone at all in the world who enjoys reading the same type of stories I do, then I might have a fan (other than myself and my mom). It was the shot in the arm I needed to make my work available to readers.
ABOUT SPRING FLING
Kellyn Crenshaw wants to make it to college graduation without becoming another notch on the belt of a fraternity boy. A boy exactly like Pace Samson. Forced into close proximity because their roommates are dating, Kellyn sets out to prove she’s resistant to his charms.
Pace never figured himself for a one woman man until he spends time with Kellyn. She’s different, and he can’t get her out of his mind. She’s also aware of his reputation, and it may keep him from the one girl who makes him want to change his ways.
When Pace and Kellyn fake a fling on Spring Break to help their friends, Kellyn may discover she isn’t immune to Pace after all. They’ll each have to decide if what’s between them is just a fling or if there’s a chance their feelings are real.
To celebrate the release of Spring Fling, I’m giving away two digital copies to commenters. If you don’t leave an email address, I’ll assume you don’t want to be in the drawing. I will choose at Noon (CST) on Saturday, March 8, 2014 and will email the winners. For availability, visit MedaWhite.com.
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