As I finish writing my tenth contracted book for Harlequin Special Edition, I think about how lucky I have been and the wonderful author friends I've made along the way, and how blessed I've been to have connected with readers all over the world.
I've also been fortunate to be part of the new LoveCats Box Set called Hot Christmas Nights. Seven authors, seven brand new novellas. Available for Pre-order here....
There are many milestones in our lives - birthdays, weddings, anniversaries...and for an author, selling that first book and/or seeing that first book on the shelf.
Are there any milestones you like to celebrate? Do you have a big birthday coming up? An anniversary?
Leave a comment and I will draw one winner to receive any book from my backlist (Including my January 2016 release Three Reasons To Wed)
Happy anniversary, Helen, and congratulations!ReplyDelete
Hi Yvonne - thanks so much :)Delete
What a wonderful anniversary, Helen! Congratulations. :-)ReplyDelete
Laughing at your question because the only milestone I want to celebrate at the moment is my current book (but the end is in sight!). :-)
Doh! That's supposed to be 'FINISHING' my current book. ;-)Delete
Hi Michelle - yes, I know that feeling :)Delete
Woohoo Helen happy anniversary I am so glad they bought the book because it has meant many good stories for us readers :) oh and I am looking forward to the new oneReplyDelete
For me I celebrated a milestone just this week November 18th was the first anniversary of me retiring and I am so glad I did :)
Hi Helen - thank you for your lovely words :) Hope you enjoy the latest book. And yay on retiring....more time to read!Delete
Congratulations Helen on your publishing anniversary! That's definitely worth celebrating.ReplyDelete
One anniversary I always celebrate is November 11. Not just because it's Remembrance Day with all the reasons we have to remember. But because on that day 27 years ago, my husband and I got officially engaged. That's nice, you might say. But it happened on exactly the day a fortune teller had told me eight years previously that I would start a new cycle of my life with the love of my life. Spooky! I hadn't thought about that prediction for years and didn't realise the significance of the day until hours later. (We're still together, BTW!)
HI Kandy - what a great thing to celebrate. And congratulations on 27 years together, that's awesome :)Delete
The motorcycle club called me Wednesday to tell me they are throwing hubby a surprise 50th for hubby with lobsters. Lol. Love parties but they now that it's too much for me to do and plan this year so they took over and are doing it all for him. (100+strokes i had last year ) we have terrific friends !ReplyDelete
Hi Diana - what a wonderful surprise for your hubby, and how awesome that your friends are so supportive. Enjoy the party! :)Delete
Hi Helen Happy anniversary and congratulations!!ReplyDelete
Next year on Oct 10th 2016 my hubby and I will have our 30th Anniversary, we're looking forward to it.
Hi Penny - thanks so much! and congratulations on your 30th anniversary....that is such a special milestone :)Delete
Congratulations, Helen. Lovely to celebrate this milestone.ReplyDelete
I like celebrating wedding anniversaries, not with gifts but with a romantic meal.
I also celebrate each book sold.
Hi Annie - celebrating every book sold is awesome. And romantic dinners are the best :)Delete
Congratulations and Happy Anniversary Helen. I like to celebrate birthdays and anniversaries, but right now not there are, are all in the first months of the year.ReplyDelete
Hi Franca - it's lovely to be able to celebrate birthday's and anniversaries :)Delete
This is why you never give up. Congratulations!!!ReplyDelete
Every birthday is a big deal in our family. Considering the longevity of family members that's a lot of partying.
Hi Mary - yes, never give up was my mantra for two decades LOL. And yay to all that partying....enjoy! :)Delete
Other than the main big birthdays and things like graduations, I can't think of any other milestones that I celebrate.ReplyDelete
Great milestone for you to celebrate and I'm sure it made everyone of your rejections feel worth the effort to write.
Hi Lyn - birthday's are always a great way to celebrate :)Delete
Happy anniversary Helen!ReplyDelete
What a fabulous milestone for you :)
I'm about to celebrate my one year anniversary for signing my first book contract.
I can't imagine how it must feel to release your tenth book.
Pretty awesome, I imagine.
All the best for the release of your LoveCats Box Set. I can't wait for it to arrive on my kindle.
Hi Michelle - congratulations on the anniversary of signing your first book - that's a special feeling. Hope you enjoy the BoxSet :)Delete
Congratulations! Happy you finally broker through.ReplyDelete
We like to celebrate all milestones large and small. Edging closer to our 50th anniversary in a couple of years so that will be a big one. Also 2 years of retirement, woo hoo, couldn't wait for that one - more time to read ;-).
Hi Grandma Cootie (which is now officially the coolest blogger name I have seen) And huge congratulations on your upcoming 50th....that's amazing :)Delete
Great milestone to celebrate, Helen. That first call, holding that first book for the very first time, a wonderful experience never to be forgotten. Congratulations.ReplyDelete
Hi Sue - yes, the 'firsts' are always special :)Delete
Congratulations, Helen! a wonderful milestone. I'm celebrating my ruby wedding anniversary next weekend. Wow, where did that time go? We came back from our honeymoon to Whitlam's dismissal. I read romance then and I still love it, so keep writing!ReplyDelete
Hi Malvina - congratulations on your Ruby wedding, that's wonderful. Enjoy your weekend :)Delete