Friday, January 2, 2015

2014: The year that started it all!

A wild, exciting, scary and fulfilling year. 

2014 was a year of firsts for me. It was a year of opening up, of putting my heart on display, asking for judgment. And it was the year I learned that the only one judging me, was me.

February. A month dedicated to love. This was the month my secret love affair was broadcast to the world. My book, Envious, a story very close and dear to my heart, my secret passion, was published. I took my future into my hands and placed my book in it. Self-publishing was the only way I could see. Envious was through languishing, waiting for some agent to take notice. Envious wanted to be set free, out into the world, to fly or fall. My career began.

2014 brought many nerve-wracking firsts. The first time my writing was read by anyone except my editor and family. I had my first interview. I got my first review. 4 stars. I got my first five star review. I survived my first 1 star rating. I held 3 paperback giveaways. I fell victim to despair in summer. I overcame it by September, and hosted my first free eBook giveaway in October. Hope was renewed! Hope and excitement was bursting from my every pore. My book, though unknown, was finding its way. And in December, I published the sequel.

Yes 2014 was a very difficult, beautiful year. And it’s one I will always cherish and never forget.

Thank you to my family, friends, fans, and anyone who mentioned my books to another person. It is through all of you that word is spreading and interest growing in my novel series. I couldn't do it without you! Thank you so much!!!!!!!