After receiving the final part of the edits (Thanks, Tack!!!) I didn’t waste any time and prepared the long anticipated (1) Christmas story for publication. After a test-run with Summer dreamin’ yesterday it didn’t take long to assemble all the files. Yes – files! My stories are now also available in .epub and .mobi formats, and if you need something else, let me know and I see what I can do.
This was all very exciting and at times nerve-wracking – and I don’t mean the writing, which was its usual beast. But figuring out a branding (2), finding pictures for the cover that bring across what this story is about and then putting them together, to finally figuring out how this whole ebook stuff works, putting in Copyright notices and everything. It suddenly feels so real. Not just foolin’ around, no, like really publishing something. The usual panic of “Oh dear, will anybody like it?” almost pales in comparison. But of course I panic, now that I put in so much extra work on top of writing.
So what is it about?
Adelie has never really celebrated Christmas, so she and Nate come to Eden in the dead of winter to do exactly that. They have a cozy cottage, a tree and most importantly time for each other… but then a freak snow storm moves in. What happens then, well – see for yourself.
SPOILER ALERT: As a fair warning, I have to say that this happens after the events of The Apples of Eden. There’s nothing in there that gives away anything what happens in the book, but, well – there’s a lot of kissing and hugging and if you want to know first how they fell in love, you should give this a pass.
So, here it is, my youngest brain child – “White Christmas”
(1) At least that’s what I’m telling myself…
(2) Which I now have to keep consistent, oh lord…