Back in 2009, I discovered the wonderful world of fan fiction. There, I made some great friends, and rediscovered my love of writing. I started out betaing/editing for a couple of authors and before long I had my own story idea. Part of me was frightened to put my work out there, but with the guidance of a few friends, I published my first fan fiction Don't Take the Girl. To my surprise, I developed a readership. One that, to this day, I treasure deeply.
A year ago, I announced that I was venturing into the vast world of publication. Since then, I've published two books - A Ray of Hope and The Truth in Lies (book #1). This year, I have three more books scheduled to hit the shelves, including the second book to The Truth in Lies Saga, The Certainty of Deception.
A.A. Milne once said, "How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard." These words ring true to me; for today, I announce that I am retiring from writing fan fiction.
I owe so much to all of my fan fiction readers. I've learned so much from you over the years, and have always felt so humbled by your words of encouragement and continuation in reading my stories. As you all know, with most of my author's notes, I had a frequent saying that I loved to use and I stand behind it even now - "I might write the stories, but you bring them to life." My characters live because of you, and I am now and will be forever grateful for that.
With all of that said, I bid this chapter in my life adieu. I hope to see your names pop up from time to time in reviews, comments, tweets, and posts, as I aspire to fulfill my dream in publication.
Thank you so much for all these years of fandom love. I wouldn't be here without you, and I look forward to what the future has in store.