Thursday, 20 October 2011
Fall From Grace ... Crikey, People Are Reading It!
I have a confession to make. I don't own a Kindle. Or a Sony Reader. Or anything remotely like them. I've always loved the feel of a physical book in my hands - and liked the thought that a book would never run out of battery.
I haven't undergone a massive conversion or anything, that much I should tell you now, but I've developed a sudden fascination for the devices - as Fall From Grace, my debut novel, is now available for download on the aforementioned Kindle.
Having seen it on a couple of these new-fangled devices, I'm quietly impressed - more for the fact that it's my book actually on one of these devices than the device itself, but still ...
I wonder if other first-time authors experience the same feeling when their novel is released and people actually start buying it; people actually intend to read it and give their opinions on it - good or bad. Don't misunderstand me, I always knew that was the concept, but I often discussed it in the abstract. Now, I'm hearing from people who have brought from a shop / downloaded via the interwebs Fall From Grace ... and it's incredibly exciting!
I'm really looking forward to getting peoples' opinions about, both positive and negative, because I'm determined to never say: "There's nothing more I need to learn about being a writer, I know it all." If I ever say that, everyone who reads this has permission to hit me round the face with a frozen haddock. I'm looking forward to feedback, from both those techophiles who prefer the Kindles and those who prefer to use paper, because it'll help me become a better writer; Inspired Quill's editor already went through an earlier edition with a fine toothcomb, and I feel that feedback has made me a better writer already.
I'll leave you with a picture that was taken earlier today (cheers mum) - for no real purpose other than I wanted to share it!