Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Recap, Thanks, and Resolutions

It’s the end of another year.  So much has happened I can hardly believe that only twelve months have passed. 
The beginning of the year was slow but busy.  I was in school, working on my first novel, and working full time. In May I completed my first novel Immortal. I spent the next several months editing it and trying to find and agent. I honestly didn’t spend as much time and energy as most do on this process.
In September I decided to try my hand at self publishing. I mean what is one more thing to do when you already have a full plate. Modest sells greeted me in September and October as I figured out how to navigate through the cyber book world. Figuring out which forums were best to post in and how to post. Where authors hung out and traded information like cyber gold.
Then something crazy happened in November. I got off work and I sold about ten books in one day.  The next day I sold twenty. By the end of the month I sold a little over a thousand books between Amazon and Amazon UK. Kimberly Whalen and agent at Trident Media Group also contacted me about representation for my novel.  After the initial shock and disbelief I accepted her offer.

I cannot say thank you enough to both the readers and authors who have helped me along the way. The advice from the authors I have contacted online is invaluable. The fact that readers are purchasing and enjoying my novel is a dream come true. I again say thank you to all of you for your support.

As for my resolutions for the New Year they are pretty simple. My first is to complete at least two (I am shooting for three) novels this year.  Don’t worry my first book to complete is Forever and I am about halfway through it now.  It will be the second book of the trilogy. I am also working on a as yet untitled second series.
I am hopeful that the New Year will be as wonderful and unbelievable as this one. So thanks again to everyone who has made this year what it was and next year what it will be.


  1. So excited for the next installment. I just bought 'Immortal' and whizzed through it!

    You have a true talent for writing.

    <3 Much Love!!

  2. O please Hurry With The Secont Book "Forever" I Can't Wait To Read It! Just Finished Reading Immortal And Loved It :)
    Your Amazing . I Hope The Second Is As Good As The First !