I have to admit, this is an experience I haven't felt in quite a while.
Last week, I was the subject of an interview -- conducted by my dear friend, Dianna L. Gunn -- for her website. In it, I discussed my past and upcoming projects; as well as, my experiences in the realm of self-publishing. Looking back, I have to sit back and say, "Wow, I did that?"
Sure, I've done interviews for jobs I've applied to, and I admit, a community newspaper article back in the 1980s when I was trying my hand at being a track-and-field athlete (I wasn't all that good; hence, why I switched to swimming the following decade); however, seeing your words in an article is quite an eye-opener. It enables people to see your views and opinions from your own eyes and mind. Mind you, it's no different than writing a blog entry, but viewing it on a website other than your own, or in print, is a bewildering accomplishment.
It has been quite an adventure over the past year and a bit. Here I was back in November 2011, about to participate in my third NaNoWriMo; fresh off a disappointing first attempt at Camp NaNoWriMo the preceding August, and one year removed from the crippling meltdown I endured. I wanted to turn my fortunes around and compose a compelling tale for the annual writing challenge. Fast-forward to December 2012, and now I have two published novels under my belt with a third in the midst of editing. It's been a wild ride, so far, and one I don't want to disembark from just yet. It all seems so surreal.
If you're interested in checking out the interview, you can do so here: http://diannaswritingden.com/2012/12/19/author-interview-douglas-mcleod/