Seven years seems like a long time, but it’s gone by in a flash.
I wrote Glimpse in 2005.
When I was 30.
After five years of rejection and getting my hopes up, I decided to self-publish Glimpse on Amazon and Smashwords.
Just to see what would happen.
Oh, 2010 self, you did not know what you were in for.
I’ve published 10 full-length novels and over 20 short stories and novellas. Some authors I started out with have written way more books, some fewer.
Some quit writing altogether after a year or three.
I’ve made more money than I’d ever made in a year in a single month, and I’ve sold five books in a month and made $12.
I’ve never been approached by an agent. I’ve never been invited to speak at a conference. New authors used to ask for my advice, but I’m not shiny enough anymore for that to happen.
I bore easily and switch genres. Sometimes I have a pen name and sometimes that’s too much of a pain in the ass.
I’ve told all my secrets in my books.
I’ve kept you guessing.
I’ve made business plans and writing schedules and promises and not followed through with them.
I’ve watched every damn marketing and ad free training video sent to my email in the hopes of finding some marketing trick that’s going to deliver me back to the easy days where my books flew off of the virtual shelves.
We all know it ain’t that easy, but no one sticks around for seven years who isn’t an optimist. 🙂
I have plans to write two more books this year – Mellow, and Reinventing Lucille. They’re both magical realism because that’s what I’m into right now. You all should give them a try even though they’re not strictly romance. Her Other Life is the best book I’ve written. I swear.
And, of course, I have a million other projects I’d like to work on, but I’m going to keep my mouth shut for now and see if I can get three books out in a year first.
I have a bunch of free and reduced priced book action going on from today until Sunday/Monday.
I spent a lot of time making graphics yesterday, so I’m going to post them here. Feel the power of my Canva.
Click on the graphic to go to the sales page.
Thank you for reading my books.
That really is the whole point.