I can't believe it's been ONE YEAR since I released The Perfect Game. Only one year ago... time's a funny thing- sometimes feeling like it's been forever and other times feeling like it was only yesterday...
When I think about TPG and Jack F'n Carter, I can't help but be thankful. This book has literally changed my life.
And it wasn't my first book.
Or even my second.
But it was the first one i'd written that really spoke to you guys. The first one that took a hold of your heart and forced you to tell all your friends about it the moment you finished- THEY HAD TO READ IT! HAD TOO! YOU WOULDN'T TAKE NO FOR AN ANSWER! Was it going to hurt them? Yes! You didn't care- they NEEDED to go through the pain the same way you did. They NEEDED to meet Jack F'n Carter!
And I can never, ever, ever thank you enough for that.
I can never properly express what your word of mouth has done for my life.
I feel like I owe everything to this book- to these characters- and to all of YOU.
I knew that if this book flopped, or "failed" that it wasn't going to stop me, but I really, really, really, wanted it to succeed. And I will tell you that while I wrote it, I had a feeling that it was different, but I wasn't sure what that would mean for me. Different how? I didn't know.
Because last year at this time- I basically had no income (we're talking zero), i'd just lost my house to foreclosure, and all I knew for sure was that I wanted to keep writing. I wanted to continue doing something that was contributing NOTHING to my household income. I'd fallen in love with story-telling and it filled my soul in a way that nothing ever had (even if it didn't fill my wallet! lol).
What it did at the time was completely exceed all my expectations! YOU'VE all completely exceeded my expectations!!
And I hope you know how thankful and appreciative I am for it.
Over on my facebook page here http://www.facebook.com/TheRealJSterling and on my Instagram (name = RealJennster) I'm having separate giveaways. You can win Signed Paperback's of The Perfect Game! And also The Perfect Game doodles by Dooodles by Christina (starting on Friday, the actual anniversary date!!! so make sure you check into each site tomorrow) :)
It's the least I can do thank all of you for being life changers. The contests are open internationally.
I love you guys! Thank you so much for your continued love, support, encouragement and general excitement around everything i'm working on. I have THE BEST READERS EVER! :)
I'd love to hear any comments you want to share with me. I'm all choked up over this anniversary and I don't want to be the only one emotional here. lol