I feel the same as I did with the other two. Curious mixture of nerves and excitement.
I know you'll never please every single reader. It's impossible—but I still get a bit nervous regardless. Reviews tend to pick up on things I personally sometimes don't think should be a factor but then again, I suppose presentation of a meal in a restaurant does count some.
So when your book (baby) releases into the world, you find yourself wondering is everything edited up to scratch, is all the formatting right. And so on. I have discovered this morning, the formatting is funky. Which it wasn't during the proofing process. This is something I will be fixing in the coming days so please, please, please look at the writing. Look at the story and keep that in mind when you leave a review.
Someone asked me on Twitter how I was going to celebrate book release day. I hadn't even thought about celebrating as such. My plan for today was to write some more on Paper Dreams and finish a report for my diploma (unrelated to writing), but I cut my finger yesterday and typing sort of aggravates it.
It got me thinking—what do other writers do on release day?
My first release day, I was laid up in bed one week post-op from excision surgery for my endometriosis. My second release day, I think I went to lunch with a friend.
If you write and have published a book—either trade or self pub—how did you celebrate your release day?