Thank you, dear readers, for all you do to support my indie author endeavor. I started writing Turning Point a little over five years ago. I took several really long breaks and I rewrote and edited the hell out of it for a good year and a half. Much of that time was spent with me biting my nails and trying to keep my toes from getting frostbite (what with the extremely cold feet-n-all).
About this time last year, a switch flipped. My stepdad passed away last March–he was at the center of all of this for me. He and I had very similar interests when it came to reading. Whenever I’d go home I’d raid his book pile and always come back with several to add to my own pile. One time while visiting us, he left a vampire book here. I read it and determined that I, too, could write a book. Up to that point, I had been a dabbler and not what I considered a “real” writer. No deadlines, no readership, just me writing my thoughts out and calling it good. I enjoy writing and because of that, I assumed I could write a novel. I got the wind knocked out of me when I realized how really effing hard it is to come up with a storyline and keep things straight and make sure characters’ eyes don’t change color throughout the story (unless, of course, they’re supposed to), and on top of all that actually write well, mechanically speaking. It’s hard. But, I like a challenge.
So, when the switch flipped, I determined to finish this project. Thank you to Oren for starting this all; I’m not sure he ever knew what that one act set in motion. But, because of that, I decided to see it through, critics be damned. And I did. And it was exhilarating.
And then I started marketing my book. I thought writing was hard….
That was a somewhat long-winded way of saying thank you for sticking with me. Thank you for reading what I write. And thank you for the clicks. Every time I see that someone has clicked like or even just taken the time to check out what I’ve written, it bolsters me, pushes me to write more.
I guess that’s what I’ve got to go do now.