When I checked my calendar a few minutes ago, I was floored to see that it was the anniversary of my very first release, Raven’s Calling. As I reflect over the past year, I think about all that I’ve learned about the industry, how I’ve met some wonderful people, made some new friends and realized my dreams. To think I was just a kid with a dream, and now I’m actually a published author.
I have found this year, if not anything else, humbling. Whenever I get a letter from a reader who tells me how much they enjoyed my works its always like the first one. I’m excited like a little kid and I appreciate every single one of them. Writing erotic romance has been an eye opener as well. People from all walks of life read it, and its so amazing. I started a little yahoo group for people who enjoy my books and never would I have imagined to have so many in such a realitively short period of time. I feel truly blessed to have my dream realized and the group of people who enjoy it is just the icing on the cake.
To all unpublished authors with a dream: Don’t give up and never stop until you reach your goal. You may hear no, but don’t let it stop you and never stop learning because when you stop learning your writing suffers. I think I’m a much better writer than I was a year ago and in ten years, I’ll probably be much better than I am now. Also never stop seeking new opportunities. One of my dreams is to be on a bestseller list. I dreamed it, I claimed it, and I’m not going to sit around wishing for it to happen. I plan on doing my abosolute best to make it happen. Alway remain hungry.
Finally a big thanks to those who took a chance on a nobody, Margaret, Caroline, Treva, Olivia, Linda, Tina. And most importantly a huge thanks to my readers. You all mean so much to me.
*I know this post was sappier than usual, but sometimes a gal gets a little emotional, I’ll be my usual piss and vinegar self tomorrow. LOL*