As I sit here and reflect back it seems impossible that this month marks the 2 year anniversary of my first published book, The Teacher’s Billionaire, which launched my first series The Sherbrookes of Newport. When the book first came out, I had no idea what to expect. Would people buy it? Would people like? Would they want to read the next book in the series?
Two years and four more books later, so much as changed. Granted, I still wonder if people will like my stories and whether or not they will want to read more, but aside from that my day to day life is quite different. First and foremost, I no longer view my writing as a hobby or something that I enjoy doing in my free time. Now, writing is my full time job along with taking care of my children and husband. For example, in the past I would write after the family went to bed and during Sunday football games. Now I write in the mornings after I drop my youngest children off at preschool and during Sunday football games. Sorry, football fans I am just not into the sport.
In addition to changes in the way I view writing, I now find myself interacting with readers on a regular basis. Not only do I chat with them about my books, but I have also gotten to know many of them as individuals. I share information about my day to day life with them and they do they same. Frequently, I ask them for suggestions when it comes to picking a book title or deciding what story to start next. Over the past two years, many of my readers have become my friends and a few have even asked to meet me in person.
Honestly, I could go on and on about how my life has changed since the release of my very first book. Instead, I am going to wrap up by saying that it has changed in ways I never imagined.