Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

OMGosh, I hit 100,000 views on my blog today!

I can’t believe it!  This is big!  It’s a milestone.  It’s taken several long years to get here but, it’s not how long it takes, it’s the journey that matters, right?

When I started this blog in 2008 I had no idea what I was doing.  I still don’t know what I’m doing, but don’t tell anyone. Appearances are everything.

At the time I started, I only had one short story published in a book put out by a writer’s group I was in.  It was a ‘vanity publishing’ kind of a thing, a perk I got from “editing” the book.  Since then, I’ve had two short stories traditionally published, the third, previously published piece will be traditionally published very soon (more details to come). I have a publisher interested in a NA novel, and my YA trilogy is soon to be subbed.

It’s been a long journey, one fraught with ups and downs.  Pain and sorrow.  Happy times.  Fun times.  I’ve shared many of those times with you through my blog.

I don’t really have a brand.  How does one brand themselves?  I’m all over the place.  One day I might post a review of a book.  The next, I might share with you my triumphs in growing a lemon tree.  Yes, I may be an author, but I’m also a mom to four kids and furbabies.  I’m a wife.  I’m a person without a job struggling to survive.  I’m strong, but I’m not made of steel. I’m opinionated and I frequently bite my tongue.  How does one brand that? I’ve placed myself in categories my whole life. I didn’t want my blog to be another box I put myself in. I wanted it to be a place where I could be free.

Maybe that’s why I don’t have a gazillion followers.  I do have faithful and wonderful followers that have been with me since day one.

I now have over 100,000 of you who stopped by to check out my verbal farts.  Squeeee!

Beautiful people from all over the world clicked on my blog.  100,000 people have seen my name.  That makes me want to do this…

So, thank you, thank you, thank you, all of you — past, present, and future — for helping this unbranded, down-to-earth, insane author reach her first really, really big blog milestone.  I couldn’t have done it without you.

P.S.:  A feel a giveaway is in order  More details to come soon.