"Lost" is live on Amazon for Kindle (finally). It's $0.99 until Thursday 11:59 PM ET.
Also, I want to send a HUGE "thank you" to all the amazing people who take the time to write to me about "Taken" (and "Lost.") I love you guys and girls! If I haven't written you back yet, I apologize so hard. Balancing real life and writing life is hard. I like both obvi, but I have no desire to combine them, so sometimes one suffers when I'm more interested in the other (usually it's writing life suffering, and it's not because I don't care, I just don't want to be a slave to it). I will write back as soon as I can.
To everyone who is going to buy "Lost," thanks for being so patient, it means the world to me. A lot of people are/were waiting on it, and I didn't even realize, and it frightens the crap out of me a little, believe me.
Thank you to anyone who read "Taken" or considered reading it or read it and said "Oh, girl, no...just no." Because? You gave me a chance! I make a point to take bad with good, that's how life goes. Without bad, there could never be good...blah, blah, blah...philosophy, philosophy, blah LOL.
I take all my successes, failures, mistakes and triumphs with a grain of salt because none of them are permanent. All I do is try to learn from them and move on. I have a very "oops" mentality about a lot of things in life. So if you never read anything I write again, I thank you for giving me the chance in the first place =). If you stay on for the ride, I thank you the most and I'm happy and excited and it'll be fun going forward, I think =) =).
I'm not writing any masterpieces by any stretch of the the imagination. Lives won't be changed here LOL. I'm not telling any real life stories. I will exaggerate, there will be plot holes, and I will take a lot of artistic license. My work will be full of crap you hate or think is awful or dull or "meh." Maybe someone sold you on hype and you're disappointed. Maybe you didn't even finish (been there!). Maybe you discovered I'm not for you (been there!). It's par for the course. Everyone is going to have expectations, wants and desires for a plot or characters that I just won't ever be able to deliver. All I'm saying is, while I'm not (actively) trying to be jewelry you can get out quarter vending machines at the grocery story, I'm not interested in being Lorraine Schwartz diamond studs either. You will absolutely hate me going forward if you ignore me on this stuff. I don't want you to hate me.
But whether anything I write ends up being something that takes someone's mind off a crappy day, makes their public transportation commute to home or school feel a little shorter or maybe they just need something to pass the time wherever they are. That's why I'm here. It's the only reason I'm here. Hey, maybe you just want to be snarky and love to hate it. Awesome. (That's how I am with The Secret Life of the American Teenager, I totally get it). All are welcome.
So anyway, I hope you enjoy "Lost" (or enjoy not enjoying it LOL). Have a great day and happy reading.