Well, for better or for worse, almost two years to the day since I first put pen to paper, The Key of Ornoss is OUT! How do I feel about that? I can’t really decide. Part of me is pleased or even a little elated that I’ve come this far and crossed the finish line. Part of me is holding its breath wondering how readers will react to young adult fantasy with a transgender twist.
I could get some idea by checking my sales figures but as an author friend of mine commented, that’s not really the point. The question is how many people have enjoyed reading it. Perhaps time will tell on that one, I guess sooner or later someone is going to write a comment or review it and let the world know what they think. Will I read the reviews? Maybe the first one or two but probably not all.
My focus, when I finally get it back, needs to shift to book two, The Rod of Xerus. It’s drafted but frankly needs a fair bit of work to get it ready for publication. I was thinking about bringing it out next year but with a tail wind, if things go well I might be able to get it out by Christmas this year. We’ll just have to wait and see.
In the meantime, if you’ve read The Key of Ornoss and would like to share your thoughts, why not drop me a line, I’d love to hear from you. Better yet, tell the world, write a review, they really do help us newbie authors, you know!