Happy New Year, my loves!
This year wouldn’t be possible without you, and I can’t begin to tell you how much it means, you sticking with me along this wild ride of ups and downs. So many changes have happened that the only thing I’ve learned is this: change is constant.
TUBE has taught me to be humble, to submit to the story and its demands and to understand that if a book takes years to complete, it’s not up to me to rush it. It also taught me to be patient with myself and give myself time to learn the craft. And it taught me that to write a book takes a village. I couldn’t do it alone, and this is no longer my story. It belongs to you and to all of you who are helping it happen along the way, and helping me grow as a writer.
I want to thank you, in no particular order (sneaking time away from writing a TUBE scene to write this post, so please forgive me if I have forgotten you or have forgotten to thank you for a particular accomplishment):
My family, and most of all my kids for suffering my long escapes into my head: Peter, Anya, Cade, Josey, Wyatt, Elisa, Maxim, Sarah, Kay, Roy, Nastya, Tanya, Kristina, Olya, Vika, Kirill.
My awesome team who keeps me together in person and on Slack: Lily, Kiri, Erik, Amy, Leo, Sarah, Spencer, Naomi, Ruth, Eric, TNae, Linda, Kim, Stuart, Eric.
My wonderful clients who are patient with me while my phone is turned off and I'm writing: Paul, Ellen, Michael, Corey, Nenita, Marsha, Heather, Jeff, Jim, Jurrian, Madison, Ron, Heather.
My Patreon patrons for your unflinching support, you're too many to name, here you are all.
MY READERS—ALL OF YOU.
And most of all, my partner in crime Royce, who is the very reason I started writing and am able to continue writing. Thank you, my love. You're helping me live my dream life.
Now, back to writing I go. Let’s see if 2018 will be it for TUBE so I can jump back into working on The Dacha Murders…
P.S.: I need about 30 beta readers to read the opening of the newest TUBE draft, preferably those of you who have never read my books before. Even better if you don’t know what TUBE is about. All I need is for you is to tell me what page you stopped on (it’s only the first 5 chapters, 52 pages total). On what page did you lose interest? Email me if you’re game or pass it on to someone who you think will be game. Thanks a million!