First off, a Christmas Sale!
On Christmas Eve, The Last Keeper will be on sale again! Down to just $4.99, it is a great last minute present for vampire lovers and those after something a little different. Click the picture below to be taken to the publisher’s site.
2012 has been an interesting year, in both good and bad ways. The most notable events of the year have to be The Last Keeper’s release, and the signing of the contract for Playthings. Fantastic events that warranted celebrations and ball gowns and an evening to remember.
There have, of course, been signings and reviews, royalty payments and new friends, and a whole host of other little triumphs that culminated in a fantastic year.
However, there have also been events on the opposite side of the scale. Being dumped by my publisher wasn’t exactly a highlight, and the recent slew of people marking my books to read under derogatory shelves on goodreads, as well as giving it false ratings without actually reading the book… well, those weren’t so fun.
I’ve also seen a lot of changes this year. I have a new editor, and I fully intend to procure her services for the rest of the Keepers’ series. I have left the fandom world completely, thanks to the bullying tendencies of a small group of people. And I have written three new books. All of which will be seeing the light of day in the next couple of years, including the start of a new two/three book series.
So my career as an author has gotten off to a very rocky start, but it has also taught me a lot. I know for future reference what I need to do and how I need to go about things, and I know what to avoid. My skin has thickened, and I discovered that warranted low reviews aren’t that bad. After all, I can’t please everyone, and if someone didn’t enjoy my work, then that is perfectly fine. I am still trying to harden up against the other sort of reviews out there, the low ratings, plain mean titled shelves, ect. However, I am starting to feel sorry for the people who feel the need to do that. If their lives revolve around making other people feel like rubbish, then that isn’t much of a life.
But regardless of all of that, the positives of this year have been fantastic, and I am hoping that next year will result in the same. In the meantime, I am taking two weeks off for Christmas, and will be working on Last Chance, due out May 2013.