As I sit here, steadily typing away on Unity, I can't help but think back to when The Prophecy Series was nothing more than an idea messily scrawled on notebook paper. Back then, Anastasia was nothing more than an idea, one I hoped would eventually take off. I had no clue how much she, and the other characters, would change throughout the series.
Now here I am, nearly five books in (three second editions), crying like a baby because I'm pregnant and hormonal, while also closing out a series that has meant so much to me over the last couple years.
I still remember hitting publish on Phoenix (back when it was The Phoenix and needed a LOT of work) and how excited I was to hear how Anastasia came to life for so many readers out there.
How her strength and perseverance in the face of so many obstacles gave them hope, and helped them through the hard times life throws our way.
How Dakota became the preferred book boyfriend of so many people rooting for he and Anastasia from the start.
How so many people grieved with her when she lost loved ones, or those times when she felt as though she couldn't bear to pick herself up and move forward.
Hearing all of those things, and knowing she meant as much to you guys as she's meant to me, kept me pushing forward all those times I felt like throwing in the towel.
So for that, THANK YOU.
Writing can be lonely, lots of late nights staying up long after my family has gone to sleep, clicking away on a computer while downing obscene amounts of coffee, but you guys have made it less so.
THANK YOU for sharing with me how much Anastasia has meant to you. THANK YOU for each review on this series, and for sticking with me even when I made countless changes, trying like hell to really make this series shine.
THANK YOU for every time you one-clicked one of my books, and especially THANK YOU for taking that first leap of faith on me, and picking up the book of a brand new author.