Today marks three years since this book out on Kindle. While I still have a lot more in common with twenty-two-year-old Laura than I do with sixteen-year-old Laura, life has still changed almost completely.
When double played came out, I was in the middle of one of the roughest points of my life. I was in what I thought was my dream job (outside of writing full time) working in digital advertising for political campaigns. I didn’t have the necessary support to develop in this and made a lot of mistakes. I constantly feared losing my job from just not knowing. Typos were the end of the world at this job (while they’re not fun, typos are not the end of the goddamn world, y’all) and it got to the point where I became so afraid of my writing abilities, I had panic attacks over typos.
So publishing this book, knowing there would be a typo somewhere (probably still haven’t found it either), that some kind of miracle to me because it would have been so easy to tell myself I couldn’t publish it.
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Of course, after I published the book, it took me two and a half years to publish another one. I still haven’t published a sequel to this book. That’s okay, though, because the sequel is coming in 2020 and I’m so excited to get back to the character and the series.
Until then, today’s a day to celebrate because publishing this book was a feat. Every book is, but that will be the hardest book I’ll probably ever publish. Happy Birthday, Double Played. You’re my little trouble child but I still love you.