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Goodreads and my many emotions


#TYVOT has officially landed. Well, on Goodreads at least! It’s finally listed, in all of its semi-finished glory, a beautiful statement in the Goodreads database. It all feels so real. After so many years of working, of dreaming, my novel is coming to life. (As soon as I get an agent or go the self-pub route…who knows!)

When I put my book up there, and by extension my swanky new Goodreads author profile, I did have myself quite the moment. Not only did I feel the excitement but I felt validated for the first time. I have always felt more comfortable calling myself a writer, as opposed to an author. But now I’m feeling like I should be owning that title, because hell yeah I’m an author and I worked damn hard to be able to call myself that. So I’m physically sending that out into the universe, an actualisation, for me and my future. To own. Yes!

It was also so fun chatting to the writing buds about it all. Writers get this kind of excitement – none of my real life friends really understood why this was such a big deal to me. I’m grateful for the writer buddies I have out there, though I’ve never properly met them, they’re a warm and soft cushion for the author side of Tess.
Do you know what has been the most fun, though? Watching people add my book to their TBR shelves. It has only been 24 hours since #TYVOT has gone live but five people have already added it to their to-read shelves. Sure, I know them. But it’s still exciting, okay!!!

So now, it’s time for me to ask you. If you’re a fan of YA Fantasy and you think you might give THE YOUNG VOLCANOES OF TENEMERE a try, you can add it to your TBR shelf on Goodreads. It’ll serve as an occasional reminder that you’ve got your eye on it ahead of publication, and you’ll make this blogger a very happy gal.

Looky! I’ve got a little button now!


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