One year ago I signed my very first publishing contract with Noble Romance. Where have those 365 days gone...
I've been busy... that's for sure. In July, my 6th book will release (that's 13 months after the debut of my 1st novel). I've also participated in an Anthology and I have a short, erotic read scheduled to hit Amazon in June. Can I still consider myself a newbie?
Since signing my contract for Jocelyn's Choice last April, I've grown much as an author. I'm no longer just scribbling notes, plots, character descriptions and dialog in a notebook for my own personal pleasure. Now everything I create is with the intention to share with all of you. If that's not motivation, I don't know what is.
In the past year, I've signed contracts, promoted my books, had an Amazon Bestseller and met so many wonderful authors (who I aspire to be) and become friends with such amazing readers and writers. I'm also very fortunate to have supportive and talented publishers and editors with me every step of the way. I have several manuscripts in the development stage and two are under consideration with publishers as we speak.
Back to my initial question...am I still a newbie? Maybe not in the traditional sense, but with each published book, every round of edits, and any new story I develop, I learn something new. I have a feeling writing is going to be my lifelong journey. I wouldn't trade it for anything. I'll have ups and I'll have downs. Maybe I'll create books that will appeal to the masses and others not so much. But it's all part of the process.
My stories are my words and I hope you'll get lost in them...