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Three Years of Publishing!

HOLLY SHIT PEOPLE! 

Today mark’s my third publishing anniversary and it doesn’t feel like it’s been that long already. It’s hard to believe that book number 14 is releasing in May of this year, and I can still remember freaking out over hitting publish on the very first book- One Night. I never dreamt in a million years that I would have this many titles out already or any for that matter. I know to some it might not be a lot of books, but to me- it is.

Let’s not even think about the roller coaster over the last three years. What I’ve learned… What I wish I would’ve done differently… What I wish was different… What I dream about for the future… Is that weird that I can actually say we can talk about these? That I don’t want to hold back anymore on the answers to those? Well, it is and I just might let the cat out of the bag here soon… 

What I’ve learned? 

This is a great question… Somedays I feel like I’ve learned a TON, while others I sit here and scratch my head and go WTH A? What are you doing and why are you doing this? I’m pretty sure I’m not the only author that questions themselves. Don’t get me wrong I LOVE writing, publishing, etc and over the last few years I’ve learned you have to be tough… I’ve said it a million times and I will repeat it again.. Grow think skin because this industry is tough! 

What do I wish I would’ve done differently?

I like this one too… Some have asked me over the last year if I ever regretted publishing with Booktrope for a year… The answer is no! I learned a ton, met some amazing people, and had some amazing opportunities come my way from this adventure… Now, I will say that I hate the fact that I’m starting all over… Seems things like this can cause a ripple effect in more ways than one, but we won’t focus on that. So, even though I almost have 14 books, it’s been like starting from scratch this last year- that means this would be book 4.. HA HA.. See the joys of our world. We will skip over the other bad choices I’ve made. 

What I wish was different…

The only thing I feel here is that I wish I could figure out a way to reach my readers… A way to expand my audience, and share the words that I’ve written with the world. This might never be one that I can answer as the publishing world is ALWAYS changing, but I won’t give up trying. 

What I dream about for the future…

Some would answer this simply and that would be to hit a list… To be able to add USA Today, New York Times, or Wall Street behind their name. Now, don’t get me wrong I WOULD LOVE THAT TOO! But let’s be real… Authors have been writing for years and this never happens, so I recently changed my goal and marked that off. If it happens we will throw one heck of a sassy party, but until then I want to dream about growing my base, writing amazing books, and to be able to do this again full-time. Like I said before, I love writing as it’s a passion not a hobby for me- but a girl gotta do what a girl’s gotta do… I will admit I have a mental vision board, and it’s pretty awesome if you ask me. 

So, with three years down as of today I look forward to bringing you guys more sassy romance one title at a time… 

Does it seem like it’s been three years already to you guys? 

Let me know in the comments what your first A.M. Willard title was… 

As always stay sassy and keep reading. Oh, thank you again for an amazing three years! 

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