So… on August 31st, 2022 I launched my debut novel, The Cardinal Sky!! Probably one of the most nerve-wracking experiences of my life… Will people like it? Will they buy it? Am I going to get a whole host of 1⭐️ reviews? Those were all the thoughts going through my mind 😆 but almost two weeks in and I’ve been happily surprised.
Distributing the ARCs seemed to pay off, although not everyone left reviews, but that’s okay. The people who have seemed to love Sky, and that she is a powerful, morally gray lead. And so far, only one person has disliked a character that I knew would be less likeable than the others.
So, all in all, the launch of my debut novel has gone pretty well. Especially, since I thought I would be lucky to earn $30 in my first month, but I’m already over $30 on day 12. Nothing to brag about, but better than expected 😁😁 Just don’t ask how much I’ve spent on ads and editing to make the $30+ 😅🤣🤣