The release of second book in The Godling Chronicles is fast approaching. The tension is growing. But luckily, Book One is selling. When I first released The Godling Chronicles, I dreamed that thousands of people would read and love it. When it didn't happen right away, I wasn't upset, but I admit I was a bit disappointed. I really didn't expect to become an overnight sensation, but I struggled to get even my friends to read my work and was forced to find creative way to sell books. Hell, I nearly talked myself into peddling door to door. I did sell some books, but at the rate I was going it would have taken one-hundred years to to reach my goals. That has changed....
My sales are nearly doubling on a weekly basis. Each day that passes I find that I am coming closer to my original dream. And though I am not there yet, and it will likely take quite some time to achieve, it is less a daydream and more a possible future. Oh yes, it's enough to make me want to dance with joy. Unfortunately, this comes at an oddly unique price.
It has become apparent that Book One is good enough to warrant the interest of fantasy lovers. Reviews have been great and I've had nothing but positive feedback. Even the critics that found something they didn't like, went on to say that it was far outweighed by the compelling nature of the story. What is the price, you ask? The price is that I'm face with an uncertainty that didn't exist for me before.
When I wrote Book One, the idea that people wouldn't like it had crossed my mind, but it didn't bother me. It wasn't like there were any pre-existing expectations for it to be anything special. If I tried and failed, I could try again. This time, the pressure is on. Now, if people don't like Book Two, there is no turning back. I either discontinue the series, or finish book three with hopes that I can redeem myself. I'll have to wade through an ocean of foul criticism and come out on the other side with my self esteem in tact. Don't get me wrong...I'm strong enough. But it does cause the release date take on a sense of dread that has coupled itself with anticipation.