2013 is ending a bit quieter for me. Unlike the end of 2012 where I was trying to find every platform possible to get people to "buy my book", I'm relaxing more, writing more and building more words. I learned more regarding the business of publishing during 2013 and the importance of having goals, whether I plastered them here on my blog or on Post It notes I keep before me.
|Enjoying more moments like this :-)|
And there's been the rub...
With 2012 being the year of my big debut as a YA/NA author, 2013 was my year of so many insecurities and doubts. I had to remember the basic reasons I write, why I published and why I won't stop publishing
Where 2012 was like a break out year, 2013 was more like a break-it-in year, sort of how you have to break in that pair of new shoes that you know you won't throw away even after you can't wear them anymore because you love them.
By no means can I say 2013 was a bad year. I've gained so much in the way of new author buds, new readers, wonderful blog followers and so much more. Rayven Godchild, my erotica/erotic romance pen name, is being brought back from a very long hibernation of sorts. Plus I got to meet, IN PERSON, some wonderful folks during my visit to California (Big Hugs to Gwen and Graeme!!! Cadillac Margaritas, baby!!!) and had my first book signing. at IRC 2013.
2013...we made it.
Now on to 2014.
Are there any particular moments of 2013 that are most memorable for you?