Today is the day, folks. Today is the day that Holly Freakin’ Hughes went live on Amazon. Today is the day I feel like a real author. It’s an incredible feeling, it’s a stressful feeling, it’s…honestly amazing.
It’s funny, actually. I was saying to my sisters earlier that I feel as though something big should have changed in the world on this day. A shifting of the planets or a changing of the Earth’s overall climate. Something, anything. Yet, I woke up today, and everything seemed the same. The time still changed as it always had, the humidity fogged up my eyeballs the way that it always did in the middle of the ass-swampy summer… Initially, I’ll be honest – I was disappointed. I mean, in my mind, there should have been parades. Fireworks. Air shows. Where was the goddamn marching band, trumpeting a rousing rendition of “We Are the Champions”?
But then… Sitting here, on my bed, working on the next book… I felt it. The world is different, if only in a small way. Because you know why? I’m out there now. I’ve made my debut, and this is only the beginning.