This year has been a busy one for me. From finally finishing writing the book that I wanted to read, and then going down the route of self publishing, to moving to a new state and a new school (just like Celia, the main character in Heartshire High), there has always been something new happening.
I could have taken the summer off and relaxed. I could have ignored all the things I needed to do and binge watch Game of Thrones instead. I'll admit, I did some of that. But I've also been working toward my goals. At the start of the year I set myself goals. Ambitious, but achievable ones (and one obnoxious one - I read that having one giant dream not only makes you work harder, but also makes the other ones easier to achieve) and steadily, after a lot of hard work, I am crossing my goals off.
I won't share all my goals with you here, but I will share a few that I've accomplished already. And since I know you will ask about my obnoxious one, I'll share that with you too (and ask the universe for help while i'm at it)!
And the obnoxious goal, still in process - Get on the top ten NY Times best seller list for fiction by the end of 2017
Even though I still have a few months left in the year, it's pretty clear to me that this one won't come true - after all, I don't have another novel completed yet! But getting to #3 on the Amazon list of ebooks in Teen and YA Being a Teen Fiction was a pretty cool stepping stone!
I'm a high school senior who loves to read, write, read about writing, and write about reading. My first novel, Heartshire High, is out now!