My book turned out to be a little over 80,000 words. Part of me wants to simply set it up in Amazon and see what happens, but another part of me pushes that thought out. I’m not quite sure why. I don’t know if it’s fear of the potential ultimate rejection by the world, watching what I considered to be a fun read, to wallow in the depths of the internet, never to be found by anyone. I of course would tear it down from the site to save myself more heart-ache then necessary, but it’s still a horrible thing to think about. I know, I’m biased as were my editors, but I like to think that the words of encouragement I received through the process had merit.
I did have a lot of fun writing the story. Some would say it is quite dark, but I do not think that it is. My main intent was to try and create realistic characters and put them in an apocalyptic event. What makes it dark is the realism that I used to provide each characters background before the action takes place. Let’s face it, real life can be pretty dark. There are some characters that show a beacon of hope and there are some that are pure evil. I wanted my story to be somewhat of a thriller by capitalizing on fearful realities we all face today. Those are the things I believe to be the most scary. One’s that we all can identify with by what we see in the news everyday.
So, another day has passed and I sit here thinking about whether or not to take the plunge and set my story out to the world. It’s right at my fingertips, which is an amazing thought. I could set aside an hour, upload the book to Amazon, and a day later it’s available to the world. Easy enough, but terrifying.