New release excitement

applesI’ve got a new book coming out on March 24th, The Golden Apple, and the cover reveal is happening this coming Sunday. I’m sorry I can’t share it right now, but I have to restrain myself :)

Even though this will be my 8th book, I am just as excited as I was with my first book. Maybe even more so.

It never gets old, and it never gets stale. That mix of fear (writers feel very exposed when their work leaves the safety of their hands and goes out into the world), excitement (my book is ready for release!) and a feeling of accomplishment as literally months and months (sometimes years) of work come to fruition in a very tangible way.

What always amazes and humbles me is the time and trouble friends, fellow writers, reviewers and strangers take to pass the word on, drop a friendly line of encouragement or a compliment on the book or cover. Book lovers are some of the nicest people on the planet.

But I’m going to switch this around, now. I also have a sense of excitement when a new release from a favorite author is about to come out. I felt this way when I heard about River Road by Jayne Ann Krentz. I feel that way when I see a new Alpha & Omega novel is due out by Patricia Briggs, and I used to feel it when Iain M. Banks was alive. I always look forward to the next Terry Pratchett, and when I stumbled on a Nora Roberts book I somehow had missed, Whiskey Beach, I was absolutely thrilled.

If you’re a writer, do you still feel that sense of excitement and wonder when you have a new book coming out, and as a reader, are there any writers who you feel that zing of anticipation for when you hear they have a new book on the way?

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Michelle Diener writes historical fiction and fantasy. To find out more about her and her novels, you can visit her website.
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7 Responses to New release excitement

  1. Edie Ramer says:

    Absolutely! I felt the same way about River Road. And about Jennifer Estep’s newest Mythos Academy book – which was just released! And I’m excited about your book! You write books like no one else, and that’s a great thing. :)

  2. Dale Mayer says:

    I always feel excited and nervous when I have a new release. You’re right – it never gets old. I also love finding books that I’ve missed by my favorite authors. I love second hand book stores for just that reason. :)
    Dale Mayer`s last blog was …Vampire in Defiance is live – book 5 of the Family Blood Ties!

  3. Michelle — Looking forward to seeing the cover. For me, it’s a mixture of excitement and relief that the book is finally done. LOL.

    Edie — Thanks! I appreciate that.
    Jennifer Estep`s last blog was …Today’s post …

  4. blodeuedd says:

    Yay new book, I can’t wait to see the cover :D
    blodeuedd`s last blog was …Carole Reviews: The Korean Word for Butterfly – James Zerndt

  5. Amy R. says:

    Yes, I do! There are several authors that make me want to take a day off work and just snuggle up with their book when I know it is coming out. I love it when books come out by my fave authors. I just wish I could keep up with all of them! It is fun to watch you all on release days. :)
    Amy R.`s last blog was …Review & Giveaway: HARD AS YOU CAN by Laura Kaye

  6. marilynbrant says:

    Yay, Michelle!
    Congrats on the upcoming release of The Golden Apple!!! Very excited for you ;) .
    And, yes, on *always* being nerves before a book release. Doesn’t matter how many I’ve already published, each time there’s that familiar combination of fear + excitement…
    marilynbrant`s last blog was …Short Stories and Sweet Treats

  7. Congrats on your upcoming release, Michelle! Oh my gosh, I am always super nervous and super excited and so full of nerves when I have a book release. And as a reader, I’m always thrilled when one of my favorites has a new book out. :)
    Robin Bielman`s last blog was …Free Bliss Sampler!

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