Long before I was a published author, I was a blogger, and this website was titled, “A Leap of Faith.”
I explained right here in this about me how starting a blog was a leap of faith for me because I wanted to write books, but I was afraid to put myself out there. I started the blog, this website, long before I’d ever completed my first book, and I did it to give myself confidence.
I blogged about my writing journey, my daily life, the ups and downs, the failures and the victories, the revelations and the changes, whether those changes were good or bad. I blogged about it all. — And a lot of you found me back then. You followed me and kept up with me when I was just a baby writer trying to find my footing.
Well, I’ve found it, and since retitled this blog to just simply Heather Threatte, Author. — Cause I made it. I have four published books floating around out there on the interwebs. Paperbacks sitting in people’s houses. I know this… because I autographed some of them. — Can you believe that? People didn’t just buy them, they asked me to sign them. I had to sit at my kitchen bar and practice my autograph like I was something fancy. (Yeah, okay, it was my mama, but… come on, a few other people asked too.)
I took that leap and now here I am. Want to know something, though? I’m still the same shy, socially awkward young woman I was when I started all this. I still struggle and stumble, I’m still afraid. Even more so now. I refuse to market myself. I tell people all the time… I want people to read my books, but I also don’t want them to. It makes me nervous. It’s scary, and I’m a big chicken. That has not changed.
So even though I took ‘A Leap of Faith’ off this website, I’m here to tell you that taking a leap of faith never ends, because once you take it and come out on the other side, you’ll be taking another one. And another. And another.
And it’s hard.
So I’m just Heather Threatte, Author… stumbling around out here trying my best. Feel free to follow along with me. I’d be glad to have you around.
(And go on over to Amazon and check out my books. They’re for sale and stuff. Romance novels, if that’s your thing. If it’s not, that’s cool.) — See, look, I tried. Give me some credit.
And as always, happy reading!