Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Milestones are a Beautiful thing

Today I hit a milestone. I cannot begin to express my gratitude for each person who has given "Sterling" an opportunity to shine. I hope you enjoy the read.

My wish is to celebrate this weekend by making homemade cookies! Yeah, bring on the ooey gooey chocolate and sugar. I haven't baked those in years that I'm afraid my skills are rusty, at best. (Mostly because I'm a gluttonous fool who will eat the entire batch) I also just need some downtime; I've been working tirelessly on this sequel and a girl has to eat.

I am working very hard to polish book 2. I have been fortunate enough to locate editing software, and while my goal was to release it by Christmas, I must be flexible. It is far more important to ensure what I put out is the highest quality, and I truly want my readers to enjoy the series as much as I do. I absolutely love the journey of each character in this book. So, I have spent up to 5 hours a day editing in addition to my regular 8-5 job. Throw weekends in that mix. I would never do it if I didn't feel passionate about it. That is why I chose to unleash these books into the great wide open - I loved them that much.

The reviews have been splendid, I love the fan mail and support. I'm humbled by it. Readers are such a cool group of people. As brutally honest as you can be, we all share a common love: books. And I've had some friends along the way who have kept me laughing (which is what I needed), and supported my dream. I don't know these people, never met them, but you girls know who you are!! I just wish I could share those cookies with everyone held my hand and gave me a kick in the pants.

Now give me your best cookie recipes! LOL


  1. Just made a batch yesterday and it was a Betty Crocker instant cookie dough lol. It's hard to bake from scratch if you have little kids running around wanting a bunch of things all at the same time. Congratulations on Sterling!

  2. Ah, the instant cookie dough. I do it the cheap and easy way myself with most things. Still, I remember when I was young (and thought cooking was fun) I managed to come up with the perfect peanut butter cookie. It's been too long. Yes, kids will definitely take away all your time and energy and that instant stuff is just as good! We'll see how my experiment goes, I may end up with rock hard cookies.
    Thanks so much :)