My First Two Weeks As A Science Fiction Author
Two weeks ago, my debut sci-fi novel, "Dawn of Legaia" was released into the wild. Since then, it has made its way to the far corners of the U.S., Hawaii, and if I'm not mistaken, exists in digital format in Canada, too.
It's been a busy two weeks, but no busier than most of the literary tasks I engage in. Especially editing. Some folks have even finished reading Dawn of Legaia already, and I'm getting a huge kick out of hearing their thoughts. Their feedback is particularly great because till now, feedback had come from drafts, and not a "final product".
Readers responses range from good to great, and even Kirkus had some relatively decent things to say about my book. I did 5 drafts of this story, which is pretty typical for a debut novel. Most articles I've read from newly published authors have stated those writers wrote between 4 and 7 drafts of their title before publication, and man do I look forward to the days when a couple drafts is all it takes!
If you're curious as to what Dawn of Legaia is all about, my Kirkus Review and my Amazon author page are probably the two richest resources for learning more about me and/or my debut science fiction story. Which, by the way, is book one of a planned series. Additionally, I have a 22 question Q&A session posted on seriousreading.com
In short, Dawn of Legaia's very first readers are giving me the type of feedback I was hoping for, which leads me to believe, this project, and all the aches and pains that came along with it, may have been worth the effort after all.