Monday, October 21, 2013

Reflecting, Catching Up, and a Sweet #SALE

Over the weekend, I was thinking about my publishing career.

I met with some Indiana writers about a month ago to plan an author event here in Fall 2014, and I mentioned several writer-friends we could invite.

One of the ladies present said, "How do you know all these authors?" 
My answer was, "Blogging."
I started this little blog began back in Feb. 2010 and had no idea what to do here.

Since then I've met and gotten to know hundreds of amazing readers and writers. Some are traditional, some are Indie, some are a mix. 

Sept 2012-Today has been a whirlwind for me. 
March 2013-Today were particularly hard--between keeping up with my schedule and keeping up with my family.

But I still love what I do!

Yesterday, I looked at all the books on the market, and I wondered, "How did I ever find my readers? What shiny stars they are in my little journey!"

More and more books are making their way into "print," and finding ways to reach readers is getting more and more interesting. 

I'm glad I found you! 

I'm glad I started when I did--maybe not so glad I held out for traditional as long as I did. (At times maybe wondering if my Big 6 publisher was right about the direction I "should" have taken with my books.) 

The Truth About Faking was my first "hit." I hope many more will follow. 

I'm still proud of its funny, sweet little story, and now that my own daughters are tweens, I'm hoping to write another book like it for them. 

In honor of that book's amazing success, it's on Sale for 99 cents this week. (Already read it? Give it as a gift!)

It's still a great time to be a writer, friends. 

And I can't say enough how glad I am to know you! Thanks for sticking with me on this journey. 

Have a great week~


Miranda Hardy said...

You've done wonderfully. Congrats! Wish I were still living in Indiana sometimes. There's a lot of great people up there.

Natalie Aguirre said...

Congrats on how your career has taken off! Excited for you.

Barbara Watson said...

Your journey and kindness and joy are inspiring to me. Thank you for sharing pieces of your life here.

StratPlayerCJF said...

Huge congratulations, Leigh! You're succeeding because of your tremendous talent -- that and a LOT of hard work, lol!

When you put together that Indiana conference, don't forget to invite us still-struggling wannabe-writers from the northern part of the state. :)

Hart Johnson said...

YAY! You've done great. You are good at that reaching out thing, so people don't just know you on a superficial, 'yeah, I know them' level, but really know you. At least that's how I perceive it. And if you are doing a book event in Indie... I want in. It's pretty near, as these things go.

Patti said...

it's great to look back and see how far you've come.

S.A. Larsenッ said...

Blogging is a most important avenue that keeps us connected. I'm soooooo thankful for it!