Every year is always filled with challenges and triumphs, highs and lows. It is what we do after the challenges that counts, and it always pays to celebrate your wins as well.
2016 was a great year for me. I watched my two young boys grow and learn, and I worked hard to bring the stories in my head to life and give them to my readers.
It was a pretty big year for me. I wrote just shy of 600,000 words. I released 13 books! I launched two new series (Treasure Hunter Security and Galactic Gladiators), I hit the USA Today Bestseller list, and I released my very first audiobook.
People ask me how I do it (especially with two young kids), and I won’t lie, it is a lot of hard work and a lot of long hours. BUT, it doesn’t feel like it because I love what I do. It doesn’t feel like it because every awesome message from a reader who loved a book, series, or character makes it all worthwhile. Every lovely review from a satisfied reader makes it all worthwhile. Every award or inclusion on a Best Of or Most Memorable list makes it all worthwhile.
So it is farewell to 2016 and hello to 2017. I hope you overcome your obstacles and I hope you have lots of wins ahead of you.
For me, I will be writing, getting more books out there (ebook, print, and audio), doing what I love, and bringing as many action-packed romances to my amazing readers as I can! Happy New Year.
10 thoughts on “Thanks for a Great 2016 and Happy New Year”
All the best to you and yours in the up coming New Year! It has been my pleasure to be a ARC reader for you. I do so enjoy all the books. Thank you!
Thank you so much, Robin! You and the other Launch Teamers have been such fantastic support (-: Here’s to a great 2017 and lots more action-packed books to come.
Thank you for your amazing books. I love your stories, your characters and the intimacy. No one does it better.
Thank you for your kind words, TJ! They mean a lot to me and I love hearing you enjoy my stories so much. Stay tuned for many more in 2017!
Thank you for your hard work and dedication.
It really is amazing how you manage everything.
Your books are awesome and I can’t wait to see the cover for the next Treasure Hunter, as well as reading it.
I hope 2017 will even be better than 2016!
All the best for you and your loved ones.
Thank you so much, Christiane! I love what I do and I love my readers too (-: I can’t wait for all the stories this year. New THS cover is coming VERY soon.
Happy New Year to you…oh, and check your email. You should have one from me!!
Congratulations. Love your books.
Thanks so much, Linda! Happy New Year to you!!
Love your gladiators series! Went back and started reading the rest. Love the action and romance. Just the right balance. Your words come alive in the pages. Hey! How about a show on the sy-fy channel? I’d watch!!!!
Hi Christine! Thanks for making my day (-: Super thrilled you are enjoying the action and romance…and those sexy gladiators. I would LOVE a show on the Sci-fi channel…if any producers come knocking, I’ll be all over that (-; Working on the next gladiator book now, so stay tuned for lots more of them.