I can always tell when I’ve been crazy busy based on when was the last time I actually posted on here. Some of you may remember when I used to post 4-5 times a day. Yeah, those days are over. I’m lucky if I can even remember to schedule the Six Sentence Sunday posts on here.
2012 has been an interesting year for me, both personally and professionally. I guess you can say I channel my negative energies into something positive and that usually works out for me.
There have been times when I wondered how my year would’ve turned out if a certain event didn’t occur. And I wonder, would I have still written all those books? Would I have been too busy to care about writing? What would have happened? And to be honest, it’s a question that will forever remain unanswered in terms of what happened. I can only be positive I will get an answer sometime next year. (And no, I didn’t just make any announcement.)
I’ve had a lot of fake friends come out of the woodwork; some who are still following this blog and have tried to follow me in other social circles – twitter, instagram, even trying to be chummy with my husband to get close to me. And it’s interesting. No one cares about you until you do something worth bragging about and then all of a sudden, people want to be your friend. I’m not even famous. I’m more infamous than anything, really. (Even though if you do Google me, I do pop up several times over. That’s pretty neat!) I am glad that I am a writer for that very reason: the people I don’t like usually become the worst characters in my books.
In terms of the Vera brand, it’s been quite productive: an astounding 14 books this year. 14! I was busy. Several of my books have made the Top 100 books at Amazon, with The Nanny still being in THREE of those lists now as I type this. I’ve read over 30 books personally and met two of the most wonderful editors and proofreaders a writer like me needs. In addition to writing, I’ve lost over 20 pounds and yoga is officially my best friend.
My most successful series has been, of course, Scott & Mariana. My most successful single title is The Nanny. That’s kick-ass.
In conclusion, I want to wish everyone a wonderful Happy New Year! It’s been a very eventful year for me so I thank all the people who have joined the Facebook page and those lurking (don’t be shy…I don’t bite unless you’re into that, then yes I do…).
So this is about to sound like an awards speech so bear with me here…
I like to thank my real-life friends who support me. That’s pretty kick-ass.
I like to thank my many editors and proofreaders for making my books better and giving the readers more bang for their buck.
I like to thank all of you readers, blog-hoppers, and most importantly, the dahlings, for supporting me and your amazing feedback, both praise and constructive criticism.
It’s been a challenging year for me, with both highs and lows. I’m really glad I have something to channel my energy and focus into. Here’s to an amazing 2013 where I’ll be giving life to a lot of great energy to come!