Getting Excited Over Here!

Posted by on June 15, 2015
So the cat's out of the bag on Facebook today, and it's been quite exhilarating! I made a couple of big announcements there, and I'm thrilled to share them with you here as well. First and foremost, the novel is finished.  Done. Completed. Final Draft-Hit Save. It's been edited and proofed by a professional editor. It's been vetted and critiqued by beta readers. Revised and tweaked. Cover Art designed. Book Formatted. Ready to go. Available for sale in a matter of weeks. (Cue confetti streamers and loud, raucous laughter and applause here!) Woohoo!!!!! Please allow me a moment to feel completely invigorated before the mammoth project of marketing and promotion seeps in. I have accomplished a life goal that I set in my third grade diary and have been working on in various ways ever since! Wow! A full-length novel. Of course, I didn't do it alone...and there's a ton of people to thank. So many that my acknowledgments page in the book stretched out to two pages. And I still probably missed a name or two! But it's finished. And I like it. I'm proud of it. And I hope you all will like it, too. Another exciting tidbit of news is the creation of a pen name. It turns out my own name was a little more common on-line and in author world than I knew! So to avoid any confusion moving forward, I will publish books under the name Violet Howe. Don'tcha just love it? It has an old-fashioned, vintage, romantic feel. And since purple has always been my signature color, Violet is ever so fitting! In addition to all the hubbub related to publishing, the last few weeks have also been a whirlwind of creating an identity. Facebook page, twitter account, website design, and all the legalities of doing business as a name other than your own. This journey has been simply incredible.  I have learned so much about writing, publishing, genres, reviews, marketing, taxes, and royalties. But the greatest lesson I have learned is how amazing the people around you can be. I have received so much love, support, enthusiasm, and encouragement. I am blown away, and I do not have the words to properly express how grateful I am. Snoopy DancingI'll be releasing  a sneak preview of the cover within a week, and I think you're going to love it. I'll also be putting out a brief summary to tell you what the book's about, and there'll be a new author website debut for Violet Howe to correlate with the Facebook site that premiered today. I should also have an official release date for you within the next two weeks, but the target is the second week in July. Once I have that date, I can give you all the details on how to get your own copy! This is so much fun, y'all.  I can't hardly stand it! So stay tuned for all the excitement. And if you haven't had a chance to visit the Violet Howe Author page on Facebook, pop on over and click LIKE!    

12 Responses to Getting Excited Over Here!

  1. A

    So proud of you! This is the first of many more!

    • The Goddess Howe

      Thanks chickie!!! I am so excited for you to finally see it!!

  2. Victoria

    #1 fan right here. Can’t wait to read it! Eeeek!

    • The Goddess Howe

      If you can tear yourself away from Jamie and Claire long enough!!!

  3. Mama

    Can hardly wait for it to actually be out there in the hands of your reading audience!

  4. Mike O'Feild

    Congratulations “Violet”. Hope you sell millions of copies. Looking forward to the sneak preview.

  5. Veronica Howe

    You, lost for words. Congrats Violet, what an accomplishment. Wow I’m am so proud of you. I wish you all the best sellers of course. I always knew you were somebody special. All the best of luck. Love Ya.

    • The Goddess Howe

      Just trying to make my Aunt Ronnie proud! Thanks, Ronnie! Love ya!

  6. Sandra Nations

    Very excited for you, and so proud of you!!! Love you!

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