So, what’s so special about today?
So, for all of you who have been such awesome supporters, and the new friends I’ve acquired since then, I wanted to share a little bit about that day and the changes since then.
If I tried to thank all of those who helped me that day, this would be a really long post. (And I’d probably leave out someone.) But almost a hundred blogs posted about my release. (I hope the Catch Fire! blog party is even bigger.) Seeing my book’s cover everywhere I looked was truly humbling. I also had a blog tour during that time with nineteen stops. (Overly ambitious - I don’t recommend that many!) At some point that week, I hit four hundred followers.
That day was big because I thought I was witnessing the release of the only book I’d ever write. And I was overwhelmed by the generosity and support of my blogger friends. But what has happened since that day has been incredible.
It feels like such a rush trying to get to that one moment, to the release day, but it’s not a single point in time that really matters. It’s the entire journey:
The wonderful reviews from friends, fans, and readers.
The creation of a second book I didn’t know I had in me – CassaFire.
The messages from those who are buying my book even now.
Hit that ever mysterious and elusive 1000 followers.
The amazing amount of friends I have made, more than I ever thought possible.
My increased involvement in this community through various blogfests, the A to Z Challenge, and the Insecure Writer’s Support Group.
The joy of watching my friends achieve their dreams and doing what I can to support them.
The journey hasn’t been without its missteps, but I hope you understand this Ninja Captain is always trying.
For those about to embark on this journey or hoping to one day, remember to savor all of the moments.
A year ago, I was a newbie author.
Today, thanks to all of you, I’m still here, still growing, still changing, and heading for a new adventure. What motivates me now is you.
All I can say is thanks!