I was blown away by the amount of support not only on here but on Facebook, with the announcement I made. I was nervous as hell when I wrote that. I know I lost a few readers, and one even sent me an ugly email calling me a sellout and went on about how I betrayed my fans. Um, okay. I don’t understand how moving on to new things makes me a sellout but whatever. I don’t even have a book on sale! And even if I did… Expecting me to write about one thing only for years to come and not wanting something more is a bit ridiculous, in my opinion.
I’ve put damn near five years into Bella and had many adventures with her. I think people get in a little over their heads with their demands, and using guilt and manipulation doesn’t sit right with me. I’m sorry this particular person feels this way. But I am not sorry for my decision, nor did this email change my mind. I know you hoped it would but nice try. It’s rather sad, really. I’ve had people say they were upset that I wouldn’t be doing any new crossovers, or anymore Twilight stories, but they weren’t rude about it and even wished me well. This particular person said they were done with Galway Girls and wouldn’t finish it because of my announcement. Well, bless your wee little heart! No one’s holding a gun to your head.
I knew there would be some bitterness, but I was surprised by the level of love and support I received. You guys are amazing, and it’s because of that this email didn’t bother me as much as it normally would. I snorted at it and simply responded this way just in case anyone else felt the same way. I will never be sorry for moving on and trying new things. This is my life to live, and I wish to do it MY WAY. A simple email isn’t going to convince me otherwise. I appreciate anyone that’s that into my work. Truly I do. But I do not appreciate being criticized or called names because of my desire to grow. Adults attacking other adults and all because they didn’t get their way – that’s just sad in general. Like I said, I’m sorry you feel that way. But I’m not sorry for my decision, and it stands firm. I hate that you won’t know how Galway Girls ended, but once again that’s your decision to make.
Thanks once again,