Exposing Myself or Book Launch

Posted Jul 12 2011, 8:55 pm in , , , , , , , , , , , ,

It’s official. Nothing Stays In Vegas, is available for purchase.

It’s been a long road and it hasn’t always been easy. Heck, it’s rarely easy to write a book. It’s been many months of writing, then re-writing, then throwing away a bunch of what I’d written, and writing it again. Only to get it to the ‘test’ stage. At that point my critique group got their hands on it. Needless to say…there was more re-writing. When it was finally ‘ready’ I gave it to Beta readers. These talented and generous ladies read it, made notes, and …yup…more re-writing.

The Book is launched!

When the writing part was finally finished, that’s when the work started. First with the editing, and then with the formatting. If anyone ever tells you it’s easy to write a book, they’ve never done it. Like I said, it’s been a long road. But finally, it’s done and I’m ready (or not) to send my baby out into the big bad world.

This is kind of like that dream where you’re standing in front of a room full of people giving an important presentation only to look down and discover you’re naked. (what? Just me?) It’s more than a little bit scary for me to let people read the words I’ve slaved over and poured my heart into. The characters have come to feel real to me (and more than a few of my early readers).

I couldn’t be more excited to get my book out there. It’s always been my dream to have people read my words and lose themselves in the characters I’ve created. That dream is coming true.

But it’s still scary.

That being said, I hope you take the time to download my book and fall in love with Lexi and her story. You don’t need an e-reader to read Nothing Stays In Vegas. By visiting Smashwords you can choose the format that works best for you, which may even be a PDF file. It will also be available on Amazon within the next day or two. I’ll keep you updated.

Thank you to everyone for all of your support!

And please…if you like Nothing Stays in Vegas, leave a review and let the whole world know!



8 responses to “Exposing Myself or Book Launch”

  1. Mama – you DID it! You did it, you did it! I am so excited to read it and although we’ve not “known” each long, I am grinning as hugely – proudly – as if we have.

    Well done. Now get some sleep. You’ve earned it.


    • Elena Aitken says:

      Thanks, Liz!
      I’m so excited. The last few days have been nuts. But I’m SO glad to get it out there now. Scary, but feels good.
      Now, a glass of wine to toast!

  2. Woohoo! Doing my happy dance.

    The world gets to know Lexi and yummy, yummy Leo!

    • Elena Aitken says:

      Thanks, Leanne.
      I appreciate all you’ve done SO much. And yes, everyone will get the chance to know YUMMY Leo. Ummmm

  3. Jamie Ellis says:

    Yay!! Woohoo!! Congrats, I always knew you could do it and I can’t wait to read it!!

  4. Tammy Evans says:

    Congratulations Elena!! I am so excited for you that this day is finally here! A huge dream coming true. It seems like we’ve been talking about it forever πŸ™‚ You’ve worked so very hard for this and deserve all the success that it will bring you.

  5. Judy Welch says:

    Way to Go Elena, Congratulations from both of us; we are so proud of you. We knew you could do it but it’s so exciting to see your name in print. I just downloaded it to my Kindle and I;m looking forward to reading it once more! We wish you much success with your first book, you deserve it.

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