First thing I want to say is THANK YOU! you who have taken a chance on a complete unknown and plowed through my novels as if they were greeting card with 200,000 words each, and understood all that I have given them in my work. I want to THANK YOU universe, for allowing me to bleed out on the pages of my novels without reservations. The Pulse Myth Series is the universe that exists inside my head. I live in the past and in the future and in the present all at once. I feel so much that I usually hide from most people and keep to myself. When I started writing this story I truly had no idea that I would take the chance and expose my mind to so many strangers. If you have read some of my other interviews you already know that I had no intention of ever publishing Pulse of Heroes. I wrote it for my then sixteen year old cousin Jessica (she's 20 now) . It was her encouragement and that of my best friend that got me to semi-edit it and simply put it out there in the world. I SERIOUSLY thought that no one would ever find it between so many titles, let alone purchase it and read it. That someone actually understood my gibberish was the greatest gift that you my readers , can ever give to me. You loving my stories, and hence loving such a huge part of who I am, has left me humbled that I thought I was all alone out here all these years. Through my novels I have met some AMAZING and LOVELY individuals.
I want to thank the first book bloggers who read my work and saw what I had to give despite the editing issues and so on. Pulse of Heroes won awards the first year it was published! Thank to you spreading the word.
I don't know if I'll be able to produce something like The Pulse Myths again- this project had drained me and left me empty, completely publicly exposed, and it was you that filled me back up. My books take so long to write; unless I hit the jackpot and become a household name I will never be able to get even a penny per hour for my 12-16 hours days-writing and researching,editing, for years at a time. Once I started on this journey I simply had to finish no matter what. 2 hand surgeries later, chronic pain, and poorer than a beggar, I feel rich because of you! I have had a couple of scary ups and downs within these 3 years of writing The Pulse Myths, and at times I saw no other reason to hang in there, besides needing to finish the story for you-I couldn't leave you hanging. I even gave someone the notes of the last book so they can find someone who could write it down just in case something happened to me-obsession? I feel it more like love to you.
You ask if you can give me something in return for all I feel? Keep reading, keep exploring the many things I exposed in my books; they all are true! Keep seeing the beauty in this world, in nature, humanity, and God. And if you read any of my books- do enter a review-at the end of the day, it is the only true marketing that helps someone like me to get noticed. and remember
YOU HAVE THE PULSE!
<3 A. Jacob Sweeny