In three weeks, my new book will be released on Amazon. I’m getting really excited about it as I believe this is my best written book thus far. And yet I’m quite nervous about it as it contains a lot of myself in it. It’s terrifying to open myself up to possible criticism but I’m still excited about it if for no other reason than I completed it. I started it two years ago and it’s finally finished after many stops and starts, doubts and fears.
As a bonus and maybe something to get you excited as well, I’m sharing the cover for the new book. Let me know what you think!
Breaking Free is now released!
It is released on the Amazon sites in paperback and kindle format. As most of my readers are in the U.S. and Canada I have included the links to the respective Amazon sites but Breaking Free can be found on other Amazon sites as well.
Johnny Cardinal grows up detesting white people. They condemn him because of his skin color. He succumbs to the circumstances he has no control over and becomes what they thought he was. His only regret – the disappointment in his mother’s eyes and missing his siblings’ lives.
Eric Thompson grows up affluent but desires the love his parents fail to give him. He makes mistakes trying to get it and entraps himself with his mistakes. His lackluster marriage is on the brink of death and it’s all his fault.
Their lives entwine when one man’s survival becomes another man’s charity case. But who is the one needing the charity?
Here is an excerpt from the book. Breaking Free Excerpt
I also plan to do a Goodreads giveaway soon and will keep you posted on that.
I would greatly appreciate your support. Go out and buy my novel!
Last December, I received inspiration for a book idea and I got really excited for it. I started writing the book almost as soon as I got the idea. However, I was still in college at the time so my progress on the book slowed down because of assignments and everything that comes along with school. There were times when weeks would go by without writing a single sentence. I got a little discouraged because of this but I didn’t let it stop me from continuing the book once the school year was done in April.
The first few weeks after school ended, I didn’t have a job so I had lots of spare time. I used my free time to write and write and write some more. When I finally got a job and was scheduled to start at the end of August, it gave me motivation to try to finish writing the book before I started. I didn’t quite make it but I finished shortly after starting work.
I wanted the book to be good so I decided to email my transcript to a couple of my friends to have them read it and give me feedback. At first I didn’t think about getting it published but I still wanted it to be good. I’m still waiting on them to give me feedback on it but I know that they have other lives and they’re probably busy.
A few weeks ago, one of the bloggers that I follow, who is also a writer, wrote a post about self-publishing. He wrote about this one website that he uses to get his books published and it sparked me to self-publish my books. His blog is cristianmihai.net. I would recommend reading his blog for anyone who is interested in writing.
I am hoping to get my book completely finished by the end of September, regardless of whether my friends give me their feedback or not. I hope I do get their feedback before publishing, though. I will post more about my book in the weeks ahead.