Yesterday I celebrated a big milestone in my career as an author – one year of being published.
It’s hard to grasp that it’s been that long. Yes, one year and soon to be three books later. I look back and think what a hell of a year it has been. At the beginning of last year this was all only a dream.
Over the course of this year I have gained a mass of new friends and have garnered more support than I ever could have imagined. It has not been without personal struggle but through hard work, I have accomplished so so much.
I know how important it is to thank those who have supported me along this journey. I could not have accomplished all this without the positive words of those around.
I want to to say thank you. For every call and text message, every like and share and comment, every positive word put out in the community about myself and my work. They have all been appreciated along this wild adventure.
Through my time in this difficult industry I have learned many things. But the most important lesson has granted me a gift for life. How others respond to you is by the reflection of your character. Every word, every expression, becomes part of your brand. It becomes your identity. You can choose how you want it to look, or you can be yourself and face what comes with it.
I am lucky because I know my choice has become clear. It helps having a powerful support system and being signed with a publisher who is positive, motivated, and eager to find success for their authors.
Once again I want to say thank you from the bottom of my heart. This year has been one to remember.