Happy New Year's Eve!

2013--what a year! I know that I documented most of this already but I figured it would be better to have it all in one post so that years down the road when I want to remember the year I became a published author, I can find it easily and reminisce. :)

January: I decided I was going to publish Lark after working on it for a year
I couldn't believe how thick it was!











Pretty paperbacks!
February: I published my debut novel Lark









#3 Bestseller in Fantasy
March: I sold over 8K copies of Lark this month alone! It was insane! I haven't had that sort of success with the other two books (...yet but a girl can hope) so this was a HUGE deal for me!







April: My husband tore his ACL playing in a basketball game for charity which resulted in a surgery and being off work for the next 3 months.

May: Blondie #1 turned 6




Book signing at Minerva's
June: I had my first book signing at Minerva's Candy Shop
 I had surgery to remove the left side of my thyroid
 I found out I had cancer
 I attended Book Bash in Orlando with my husband, best friend and her husband and FINALLY got to go to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter!
Platform 9 3/4




We met Katja Millay at Book Bash Orlando 2013



July: I had a second surgery to remove the other half of my thyroid--cancer free!



August: Blondie #2 turned 5 and Blondie #3 turned 3
              Blondie #1 started first grade and Blondie #2 started half day pre-k


Two books! Though they will both be getting new covers in Jan!
September: I published In the Shadows, the sequel to Lark

Hot New Release!









October: I attended my first author signing event, Indie Mash-up with two of my best author friends Komal Kant and Autumn Doughton
We all got to sit by eachother!



 November: Participated in NaNoWriMo for the first time and wrote Pieces of Me
Jasper!
                    We got a new puppy!












I love the matte cover!
December:
I published Pieces of Me
I found out that Lark made Amazon's Top 100 Customer Favorites list! Here is the link: Top 100 Kids & Teens Kindle Books of 2013 --Lark is on page 2, 11 from the top!










June was the busiest month of the year--but this year as a whole has been one of the busiest of my life! It was filled with many ups and downs that's for sure but I think there was more good than bad.


My goals for the 2014:
1. Start exercising regularly. I can't afford not to now that I'm hypothyroid. I bought Jillian Michael's Yoga Inferno and my husband got me a yoga mat so really I have no excuse not to.
2. Publish Like the Dawn (Lark #3) and work on getting Forget Me Not ready for publication.
3. Attend at least 2 book signings--either as an author or a reader--I'm not too picky. ;)  
                             
Happy New Year's everyone! I'll probably be passed out before the ball drops but I'll be sure to drink my glass of sparkling grape juice with the Blondies first!

XOXO





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