I’ve been thinking a lot this week about the past year. Kind of reflecting on what worked and what didn’t so I can work on my goals for 2011. I also made a list of everything I accomplished. Here are some of the highlights. In list form I think it looks pretty good. Even if the year did seem to go by waaay too fast!
Had 8 new books come out
- Fire & Desire
- Dirty Deeds
- Slave To Pleasure
- Black Moon Rising
- Bottoms Up
- Midnight Playground
2 of those books made the overall Top 10 list at All Romance eBooks – (Slave To Pleasure and Bottoms Up) this was a first for me. I usually have best sellers by category but it came as a wonderful surprise to be in the top 10 of all books sold. Very exciting times.
In 2010 I wrote 231,000 words.
I experimented with Self Publishing – I’ll probably talk about this in more detail on the new writing blog I’ll be debuting on Monday.
I wrote more blog posts than I care to count - Keeping up with blogs can be hard to do but I’m trying.
Attended 6 book related conventions – RT, DragonCon, Authors After Dark, ConCarolinas, Fetish Fair Fleamarket, & Leather Fet
Sat on 6 panels on such subjects as BDSM, writing sex, marketing, shapeshifters and general supernatural beings. (Three of those panels were videotaped and posted on the blog earlier in the year)
Did my first public reading – 2 actually and ended up having a LOT of fun.
Attended my first Social Media convention – this was done for the day job but I learned all kinds of goodies about branding, SEO and social networking.
Read 80 novels, novellas and short stories
Discovered several new to me authors that are now auto buys.
It’s been a pretty good year and I’m quite thankful for everything. Especially the readers who continue to buy my books and make it possible for me to keep writing. Thank you!
Now I’m off to ring in the new year.