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keep moving forward

We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things… and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.
                                             Walt Disney

 

Day to day life is tough enough without obsessing about every pothole you hit on the road behind you. Sure, I’ve not managed to complete one of the many manuscripts I’ve started over the years; but that doesn’t mean that I can’t pull my shit together and do it now.

About 8 or 9 years ago my best friend turned to me and said, “I’ve decided I will write books for a living – I hear Romance is an easy market to break into. But I’ve never read one.” I assured her it could hardly be rocket science and lent her some of my most very favorite books as reference.

She screamed in horror. But she didn’t run away. (Some of the old skool bodice rippers require a strong constitution.)

After several years of false starts and numerous sub-genre shifts she has completed two full length manuscripts and published one novella.

Now it’s my turn.

Most writers love to read, but not all readers have an itch to write. I got the itch. I’ve been scratching it absently for the last 6 years with at least a dozen ideas in storage, 4 or 5 started manuscripts in varying stages of completion, 3 RWA Conferences under my belt, and a strong desire to prove – finally – that I can do this.

So I’ve picked up yet another idea and I’m running with it. Shall we see where the path leads us?