For the first time, I’m involved in a rerelease of one of my books. It’s kind of cool, because it means I’ve been writing long enough for this to happen. J That’s also a really positive spin on the actual reason I’m rereleasing it, but I won’t go negative here.
Suffice to say that my current publisher loves the book and wants to rerelease it under their imprint. So I said yes. And they gave me a gorgeous cover, although it took me a few days to adjust to it.
First of all, I’m really not good with change. So anytime something changes, it’s a big deal to me.
Second of all, this was my first book ever. Although I’m not a fan of the “my book is my baby” argument that authors sometimes use, this is my very favorite book that I wrote and am most proud of. I’ve associated it with my original cover for so long at this point, that they are connected.
When my editor sent me her cover suggestion, saying, “Here’s your book,” my first thought was, “that’s not my book.” Because it looked different. I needed time to connect to it.
But now that I have, I love it.
For the moment, I’m going through the manuscript and doing a last round of edits. Honestly, I’m not rewriting the book, unless there is something that jumps out at me. So, I’ve fixed POV problems, I’ve fixed blatant errors that I wish had been caught before it was published the first time, and I’ve tightened things up a bit. But I’m not deleting scenes that, if I were writing the book now, I might not include or I might do differently.
It will be rereleased in November and I can’t wait!