|J.A. Jaken (jajaken) wrote,|
@ 2020-06-09 11:46:00
Three days to go....
Eeeee!!! Only three days left till the release of Firedrake. I am so excited about this one. I think it might be my favorite of the series, for a few reasons that I won't discuss now because they would be very spoilery. ^_^
I have been hard at work putting the finishing touches on the paperback version of the novel. It is turning out so good!!! I love the darker colors I get to use to create the paperback cover to match the tones of the ebook cover I made for it.
I'm just feeling really proud of this entire series. It's been a lot of hard work, with a lot of tears and missed sleep and uncertain moments, but it has all been worth it to see these books in print at last. This entire book series project has been years in the making. I still get a thrill every time I pick up my paperback copy of The Magician's Apprentice and hold it in my hands, as well as the books in the series that follows. It's a feeling of pride, just a little bit, that this is something I created. But mostly it's a feeling of overwhelming awe, like a part of me can't really believe that the little passing idea I had all of those years ago to write my first m/m fantasy story has turned into this. It's surreal, more than anything. These are characters and worlds that only existed in my head at one point, and now there they are! Right there on the printed page! And here all of you are to share this journey with me. I think that feeling more than anything is the one that keeps me writing the way I do.
As a reminder, you can still snag an ebook copy of Firedrake on preorder:
Buy Link (Kindle ebook): getBook.at/DMC3_Kindle
Buy Link (Smashwords ebook): https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/
It is all set for release this Friday, June 12th. The paperback version will come out just a little bit later, depending on how long KDP's review process takes.
If you're not familiar with the series, you can find more info about it here: http://jajaken.com/novels/