Edge of Insanity

Today will be our last day of being unpublished novelists. Soul Asylum will be released tomorrow and from that point on, we’ll be able to call ourselves published novelists. It’s been our dream for years and it still doesn’t seem real. Usually, when most people dream of having their debut novel published, they imagine that phonecall or email from a publisher, telling them how much they loved it, that they want to sign it. Fast forward 18 months/2 years and the book is finally on the shelves of bookshops. We’re not going to lie – this was our vision too.

But this isn’t how it’s going to be for us, because when we had that dream, we weren’t indie authors. We are now and we wouldn’t have it any other way. Yes there’s never going to be that phonecall/email and we won’t see our novel in shops, unless we want to risk making a loss, but we’ve done it our way – we’ve chosen our gorgeous cover (thanks Fireclaw Films) and we’ve been able to commission our wonderful trailer (thanks Fireclaw Films) check it out here – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qKUWT7rr_FUΒ and we’ve been able to choose our own release date.

C L Raven, Soul AsylumWe also have exciting news – we’re in the Wales on Sunday today! Don’t panic, if you’re not in Wales, or the shops are shut, the article is also online – http://www.walesonline.co.uk/cardiffonline/cardiff-news/2012/09/30/spooky-sisters-cathryn-and-linsey-davies-release-their-debut-horror-story-91466-31933312/yes, the snake IS real, he’s our beautiful corn snake, Charlie. Who is camera shy and a little stroppy because he was dragged out of bed for a photo shoot. His words were ‘Naomi Campbell wouldn’t put up with this, why should I?’ We appeased him by telling him she’d never be as beautiful, talented or special as him. Snakes – so sensitive!

So don’t forget – Soul Asylum is out tomorrow in ebook format and out in print…when it comes. We’ll let you know.

15 Comments

  1. Huge congrats, guys!!! And don’t sweat the Indie thing. I’ve studied the pros and cons of both options and strongly believe the Indie route is now the best route for new authors. And there’s nothing that prevents your book being picked up once it’s selling well — this happens, as I’m sure you all know.

    Anyway, congrats. Huge achievement!!!

    • thank you! πŸ™‚ That means a lot. Not sure we’ll ever lose the fear we’re not good enough πŸ˜€

      • I’m not sure anyone does! : )

      • as long as the fear keeps us striving to improve then it can stay.

  2. Great news! Just a shame there is no proofreader on that paper – I spotted a couple of glaring spellies in the article!

    • We didn’t even notice at first! Yeah that was a real shame.

  3. Awesome is the best word I can use to describe the cover, the trailer, the online launch party, the newspaper article, your belief in Indie publishing and YOU. Well done, congratulations and GOOD LUCK!

  4. I am so excited for this release. The trailer is beautiful. The cover is great. The blurb is teasing. I’m going to be checking all night just for the chance to snatch it up early πŸ˜€ (I’ve got to get it before RJB you know) *makes a note to finish reading that historical romance in her purse so she can start on this* πŸ™‚

    • LOL and you beat RJB! And cos Amazon was being hinky, you beat EVERYONE! You had that planned didn’t you? You crashed Amazon so no one else could buy it. πŸ˜‰

  5. Exciting and well deserved! I am so happy for you πŸ™‚

  6. OMG! I can’t believe Soul Asylum is coming out TOMORROW!!!! Congrats! I am so proud of you for all the work you put in to publish your book–especially having to deal with our lovely IRS!!! πŸ™‚

    I’m glad you posted the link to Wales on Sunday, what a great write up; I always wondered how you wrote together…..nice picture too–your snake did well, haha!:)

    • LOL thanks! Chaz was in such a grump cos he got yanked out of bed, that’s why you can’t see his gorgeous little face. We can’t believe it’s out either. 7 yrs in the making and it’s actually out for people to read :/ *biting nails*

  7. Congratulations girls! I’m really looking forward to taking the book to work and reading it at my desk!

    • thank you! Can’t wait for the print version to arrive *shaking fists at Createspace*


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