My first novel. In my hands. For realsies.
It was the hardest thing I ever did. Writing the thing was only half the battle. Getting it published was even harder.
But this feeling, this moment, makes it all worthwhile.
To those of you who are struggling to get your writing into print, please, don’t give up! It can be done. Hard work pays off.
And I must give a huge shout-out to my nieces and nephews – who inspired this story, lent their names to some of the characters, helped me with the jokes and dialogue, and even shared early versions of the book with their classmates. You all deserve a finisher’s medal:
Aaron, Alex, Ali, Ben, Benjamin, Brody, Caelan, Caitlin, Caleb, Christopher, Daniel, Darcie, Grace S., Grace W., Jackson, Julia, Julian, Kara, Kelsey, Kiernan, Leonardo, Lucy-Claire, Luke, Monty, Madelaine, Maggie, Mateos, Nate, Oliver, Olivia, Parisinia, Quinn, Ray, Riley, River, Rowan, Rylee, Sacha, Skyler, Sofia, Sydney, Tahnee, Tobias, Zoe.
Congratulations. Looking forward to reading it.
Congratulations! Thank you for the motivation!:)
Congratulations – that’s amazing!
That is a huge accomplishment — alongside or perhaps even above your race record. Is there a link to where it is / will be available? I would love to read it and spread the word on my own blog.
Hey thanks Dan! Yes PLEASE – spread the word far and wide! The book will be in Canadian bookstores starting immediately… Not sure where you’re located, but I know you can order the book through Amazon. Costs just $8! Here’s the link: http://www.amazon.ca/Ultra-David-Carroll/dp/1443119180
Hell yeah! I hope to grab a copy when it’s released
Congratulations and good luck with the book!