This is shaping up to be an incredible month full of thanksgiving for me, and we’re only three days in! Why? Here’s a list:
- Today is my book birthday for Sugar, Sugar and Spice #2. Older woman, younger man, burlesque, angst and sexy times galore!
- Sugar is my 20th published work under my name. Yep, TWENTY books and novellas. If I add in the books I write under my alter ago, the total is TWENTY FIVE.
- This month also marks my 15th year as a published author. My first book, No Commitment Required, was released fifteen years ago this month.
It has been an incredible, emotional ride, truly a roller coaster career of ups and downs. I have screamed in delight and frustration and rage. I have laughed, I have cried, I have celebrated and I have mourned. Good advice, horrible advice. Helpful friends and wolves in sheep’s clothing. Great and not-so-great in the entire gamut of the publishing process.
Are there things I would have done differently, if I could turn back time? Absolutely! Hindsight is a beautiful thing, after all. Yet the people I have encountered along the way have shaped me into the writer I am today and I am grateful to each and every one of you.
Most of all, I am thankful to my readers. Those who just discovered me and those who have been with me since book one. Writing can be a lonely endeavor, and your notes go a long way to helping me keep my butt in my chair and my fingers to my keyboard. Thank you for coming along with me on this journey. Thank you for enjoying the characters I create and the story they tell. It is my most fervent hope that I’m still here fifteen years and another twenty-five books from now, entertaining you with my story gems.