I had a goal. I had to sell 4 books to re-coup the cost I'd spent on the cover (yes, can you believe I paid money for that first awful cover).
I knew nothing. Absolutely nothing.
My book was woefully unedited. I had it edited. I changed the cover. I published a paperback, making it somehow real. I started writing my second book.
And I waited. It didn't sell much. More than the 4 books I needed, but not much more.
Then I learned. I networked, I listened, I worked. I wrote. And I wrote. And I wrote.
In the 4 years since Good Intentions was published, I've released 9 titles (8 novels and 1 novella). I hope by the end of this year to have 10 novels out.
And I wouldn't be here without the support of so many. No man is an island, and certainly no one in the publishing industry truly goes it alone. I'm sure I will miss a few people (and my apologies if I do), but here are just a few who have made this possible:
Mary Rose and Philip Kopach
The ChickLitChatHQ Group
The Writing Wenches
I'm sure I've missed a few. I'd like to think my writing has progressed since my first book. It's a good story, but I think I've evolved, and continue to evolve with every book. My sales and reviews have surpassed anything I ever dreamed of. My plan has changed to include writing funding my retirement.
If you haven't read my fledgling effort, take a chance on Good Intentions.