By Melody Anne
The Billionaire Wins the Game, was published in August of 2011. I can’t believe how quickly a year and a half has gone by.
The biggest question I get asked is, “How do you manage your time?” Honestly, I don’t. I work from the time I wake up until the time I go to sleep. The nice thing of being an author is that if I need to take a day off to be with my kids or other family members, then I can, but I don’t do that often. I write every single day, and I spend hours checking email, Facebook, twitter, and many other places.
Why do I do all of this myself instead of hiring it out? The main reason is that I LOVE my fans. I adore each and every one of them. I know that I won’t have this amazing career without fans, and I want them to feel appreciated. The most difficult thing of talking with so many people on a daily or weekly basis is that I tend to get attached. The reality is that I work hard, and any free time I have left is for my family so I try to remember that, but still, I get attached.
I truly look forward to meeting some of the amazing women (and a few men, too) in the near future when I do book signings and start tours. I’ve had the great pleasure of meeting some incredibly talented author’s, Ruth Cardello, Annette Blaire, Sandra Marton, Belle Andre, Mary Campisi, and too many to name them all. These women inspire me and motivate me. I can’t wait until we meet in person, which we’re in plans for now.
I’ve also had the pleasure of meeting other authors who, like me, have started recently and we bounce ideas off each other and sometimes just lend an ear. Terri Marie is very talented. Her book, Running from Beige had me in tears. I was beyond impressed. Another favorite is Randy Mixter, who wrote Sarah of theMoon. I couldn’t put it down.