Today we’re celebrating Book Country writer Jamie Wyman, whose debut book, WILD CARD, was released from Entangled Publishing yesterday. We are *so* excited that yet another manuscript workshopped on Book Country has found a home.
We’ve given Jamie the spotlight and a chance to give thanks to the people who’ve helped her through her journey to publication. Take it away, Jamie! ~NG
It’s that time of year again. You know what I’m talking about. We’re all toting our Pumpkin Spice everythings over rivers and through the woods. The balloons are getting inflated for the Macy’s parade, and people are griping that it’s still too early for Christmas carols. And as the weather turns chilly, we take a moment or two to turn our thoughts inward and count our blessings. It’s a time to give thanks.
This year I have much to be thankful for. You see, the Book Country project formerly known as “Technical Difficulties” is a real book called WILD CARD. Yesterday I officially released my debut novel into the wild.
While the book itself is two years in the making, this release has been a longer time coming. And now that this day is here, I feel a bit like Pinocchio. This must be what it’s like to live without strings, to be a “real author”. It’s surreal, to be sure. And there’s no small amount of terror that people will hate the book, or that I won’t be able to live up to deadlines, expectations and such as I move forward into a full on writing career. But above all else, there is gratitude.