In 2010 I wrote a light paranormal novel that was recently picked up by Crimson Romance. It is the first in a series that follows a psychiatrist who opens her practice in a normal quiet town. She soon realizes that the town is anything but normal.
While I was writing I needed something to call it. So after ten minutes or so a name materialized. I didn’t like it really, but it stuck. Over the year that I worked on the story and then while I pitched it to agents and editors, I grew accustomed to referring to it by the working title.
I asked about the title last week and my wonderful editor said that it would probably be best to change it. I’ll admit, I panicked a little. I couldn’t seem to come up with anything else to call it. Nothing seemed right. So, I called my friends and parents and begged them to help me brainstorm ideas. They came through. They always do.
Not only does this book now have a title, but we named the series as well. Now, I just have to get used to referring to it as such. So…
On December 10, 2012, Crimson Romance will release Kristine Overbrook’s second novel. A humorous paranormal romance named, Once Upon a Couch. Book One of the Paranormal Practice Series.
Every now and then I think about something to do to promote my book. ( Creatures of the Moon, to be released July 23) and I get hit by the realization that I’m an author. I’ve been a writer. But being published makes it more serious for me. For my family too…
My parents are proud of me in a much bigger way than when I finished the book. ( only others in the publishing world know how big that is). Hubby and kids will give me more space when i say I’m writing. Not a lot of space, but hey baby steps right. They do respect when I say I have a deadline. That’s huge.
Every now and then though I get a moment when I think wholly crap, this is real. I really have a book coming out. And I’m really working on two more.
It makes me wonder if other people in this situation stop and think “this is so cool, and it’s real.”