There are many rewarding things about releasing a first book. You feel accomplished and happy, but there’s also insecurity and a certain nostalgia, along with a sudden eagerness.
Ever since The Razvak Hunter was released on February 29, it’s been an utter roller-coaster. Fun and frustrating in equal parts, there is a lot to be said about the process of discovery, trial-and-error and the many mistakes you’ll certainly make along the way.
Knowing that success is the result of many failures, and that you can’t achieve it until you’ve screwed up a good deal of times is both uplifting and disheartening. Because it basically means that each and every step you take towards your goal is well-taken, but you are also guaranteed to have many, many failures on your path.
This year and this book haven’t been what I envisioned, but they were what I expected. Harsh reality and a little disappointment come every time we try something new. The challenge is to stick to it and make the most out of the tools
This book launch was like that. It was great for many reasons. It reminded me of the support of my family, the amazing people that have helped me get to where I am and grateful I am for each and every one of them. It has brought together old friendships and created some new ones.
From a strategic and publishing point of view, I was unsatisfied. But still I ended the night with a smile. This book launch was a party more than an event, with the objective of celebrating not only a personal accomplishment, but also thanking all those people who coped with the hours of hard work, crazy schedule and sullen writer, and did so with a smile and all the encouragement they could muster. To all the people that helped print, cut, paste… to those who handmade the decorations, lend their musical talents and time to make this moment possible.
To all of them: