*TAP* *TAP* *TAP*
Is anyone still here? Yes, that’s a jab at myself for being woefully absent from this blog in 2013.
But there’s another aspect of an echo that can be a good thing. When an echo occurs, your voice is carried somewhere that you can’t reach. It’s repeated again and again when the speaker only said something once. You all have been that sort of an echo for me, and for that, I’ll be forever grateful.
You see, less than two years ago I was a girl with a big dream of publishing a novel. I started this blog and you all believed in me and cheered me on. This little blog now has 90 subscribers! I’ve heard stories from so many of you telling me that you’ve passed my book on, or told others to buy it. You guys are amazing. Seriously. Thank you, again and again. I’ll never be able to say that enough.
I have some great news to share with you—some of which explains my recent lack of updating:
- I think you all know, but my first child was born in January. Know what? Babies are a lot of work. She’s amazing. Growing and learning every single day. And now she’s crawling, trying to pull herself up on things, and getting into everything in the house.
- I signed a three book contract with Love Inspired over the summer! It was a huge boost to me as an author because it confirms that I can do this—write and hopefully make a career out of doing what I love. The best part of it all was that this contract was offered without the books being written (that’s called a blind contract) which is exciting and scary at the same time. They believe in me, now I have to deliver good books into their hands by my deadlines.
- I’m gearing up to launch an indie writing career as well! That means that I have some books I’m really passionate about that I’m going to be able to get into your hands much quicker than I first thought I would be able to. I’m beyond excited about this step in my writing journey. I’ll be releasing a Christmas novella before the end of the year and in the beginning of next year I’ll be launching both my TimeShifters series (young adult fiction) and my Spies of Chicago series (a story that follows both a historical and contemporary romance that weave together). Launching any indie book is a lot of work, launching three—with two of them being series—is insane. But I’ve never been normal, so I’ve diving in head first. I’m going to do a post soon about being both a traditional and indie author, so I’ll explain more then.
All this, and I also promise to be here more often. No, I probably won’t ever go back to five days a week like the starting days of the blog. But I have plans to update you more faithfully. I’m looking forward to spending some time together again.