I've always loved books. When I was a kid everyone else would be out playing but me, I'd be curled up on my bed lost in a book. I'd get through at least four books a day in the summer holidays. I must have read every book in the children's section of the library at least twice!
And I can't go into a bookshop without coming out with a book. Or two. Or three. Books are my weakness, I can't get enough. Every now and again when my floor is covered with piles of books and they're spilling out of my cupboards I force myself to tidy up and give a few books away. Then my bookcases look like the picture above but it doesn't last long.
Because I love books, the feel of them, the sheer joy of holding one in your hand, the turning over of the pages, I wasn't too fond of e-books at first, reading on a computer screen just didn't appeal to me. Then along came e-readers and Kindles and I was hooked. A good story and still being able to 'hold' the book in your hand to read - fantastic!
So now I'm turning my chick lit novel The Millionaire Plan into a e-book. Self-publishing is new to me and a bit scary. There's no editor to proof read my work, find an artist to do the book cover and all the other stuff that gets my book into print. But it's exciting too. Now I'm in control of everything. I can decide what cover to put on the book, what goes in the story and what I take out and how much to charge. Somehow, it feels more like my book.
So fingers crossed, next time I post I'm hoping to tell you that my book is on Amazon Kindle ready to buy!