Celebrating Number 15!

I've been writing romance for a lot of years. I wrote and completed and submitted a lot of manuscripts before I made my first sale. My family was there for all of it, supporting me through the good and bad, and celebrating with me when I made my first sale. And each sale after that.

My daughter kept track of each sale, keeping count and letting me know that it was the 5th sale or the 10th and so on. Early on she'd joked that after I made my 15th sale, we were going to have to go get tattoos together. Well, after writing for years, 15 sales seemed like a distant goal, maybe never even attainable. Guess which contract I just signed. Yep... See Me, my erotic short for Samhain, was my 15th sale.

So this past Thursday, my daughter and I went to Wild Side Tattoo and Piercing. Everyone there was great and when they found out I was a tattoo virgin, they did all they could to make sure my first experience was a good one. I explained what I had in mind and they drew up the perfect design. I was pretty nervous, even though I was excited. I had no idea how I was going to react to the pain, but I was pretty proud of myself. I spent over an hour in the chair and walked out with this beautiful celebration.



If you can't tell from the photo, there are 15 hearts to signify my 15 romance sales. With any luck, I'll be adding some more little hearts in the future...

Natasha
www.natashamoore.com

29 comments:

Maria said...

Congratulations on your 15th book.
Very nice tattoo!

Terry Spear/Terry Lee Wilde said...

Congratulations on your 15th book! And that's wonderful that your daughter is keeping track. My son and daughter keep asking--now how many does that make that you've sold??? Like you, I had lots of mss written before I actually sold.

N.J.Walters said...

Congrats on #15. Your tattoo is gorgeous!

Meghan said...

Congrats on your 15th book! May you have many more great releases. :D

Meg

Milinda said...

Beautiful tattoo. Congratulations on number 15.

Lilly Cain said...

Oooh, I love this! I have toyed with the idea of a tattoo for years but haven't found something I wanted forever. This is beautiful and meaningful! Congratulations on your 15th sale!

Lilly

Sweet Vernal Zephyr said...

Congratulations and what a lovely reason for that beautiful body art! :D

Edittorrent said...

It's beautiful! Here's hoping you run out of room on your back to add more hearts!

Theresa

Ashlyn Chase said...

That's beautiful, Natasha!

I remember you telling me you were going to do this. Congratulations on going through with it! And, of course, congrats on your 15th sale!

Ash

Kristin said...

Georgeous tattoo! And congratulations on your 15th sale!

Nicole North said...

Beautiful tattoo, Natasha!! And huge congratulations!!

Marissa said...

Your tattoo is gorgeous- and I just love when the artist knows you're an ink virgin. My first tatoo, when he found out he would be my 'first', he got all excited. "A virgin?! I love sacrificing virgins!"

I don't think my first lover was that thrilled over my virgin status as my tattoo guy was LOL

Dalton Diaz said...

Wow! Major congrats, and great tattoo. I'm sitting here with a huge grin on my face - I can't believe you did that!

Cameo Brown said...

Congratulations on the tat and the 15th! The tattoo really turned out pretty. It's lovely!

Esmerelda said...

congrats on your 15th sale! That is awesome. And that tattoo is gorgeous!! Makes me really really want a new one!
Esme

Amy DeTrempe said...

Congrats on the 15th sale. Great tattoo.

Natasha Moore said...

Thanks, Maria!

Terry, my daughter is so supportive. She's my cheerleader too. :)

Thanks, NJ, Meghan, and Milinda.

Natasha Moore said...

Thanks, Lily. I think it makes such a difference to get a tattoo that has meaning, then it's something you want to keep forever.

Thanks, Sweet!

Natasha Moore said...

Theresa! Thanks for stopping by. LOL Hope there will be many more little hearts in the future.

Natasha Moore said...

Hi Ash! Seeing your beautiful tattoo helped me make up my mind to get mine :)

Natasha Moore said...

Thanks, Kristin and Nicole!

LOL, Marissa! I know what you mean. They were all over this being my first time. :)

Natasha Moore said...

Hey Dalton! I can't believe I did it either! LOL

Natasha Moore said...

Hey Esme. We'll have to compare tats sometime :)

Thanks, Amy.

Cai said...

Congrats on the new sale AND the gorgeous tattoo!! Seeing yours makes me want another one. LOL Just have to figure out what to get, what to get...

Nicole Morgan said...

Congratulations on #15, that's awesome! And as far as the tattoo? Love it love it love it! :)

Natasha Moore said...

Hey, Cai! It's amazing to me how many people have tattoos now. It's not a big deal any more (as I try to tell my hubby lol)

Thanks, Nicole!

Bernita said...

That is one of the prettest tattoos I have ever seen!

LORETTA CANTON said...

Good luck with your 15th and 15th more. Love the tattoo.

lorettaC

lbcanton@verizon.net

Jennifer Lynne said...

What a beautiful tattoo - and a terrific way to celebrate your 15th sale. Congrats!