The proof came in for the paperback version of 'Show Me the End of the World.' I have to admit, I was a little apprehensive... and even somewhat worried. Firstly, what if the quality of the book was low?
Secondly... I have to be honest and say that initially I had not planned on releasing a paperback version at all. I didn't want to. But enough people said that they simply didn't want to read the ebook version that I felt compelled to offer the paperback. Begrudgingly, I spent a few nights formatting it. It was... less fun.
I had some trouble with the formatting, specifically because I had simply copied the wrong margin sizes from the site, which was frustrating. Ultimately, though, I finished it, submitted it and just sort of hoped for the best.
But when I actually held it in my hands...
...It's possible I giggled.
I felt the same rush I got when I'd received my first copy of 'Strange New Worlds' back in 2006. So I guess, despite my initial reservations, I'm proud of it. It feels good holding it in my hand and seeing my name on the cover.
"Quantum of Solace" (2008)