I can’t believe I’m here. I sometimes still pinch myself.
*YOWCH* Yep, it’s real.
I’m one month post debut release.
And it feels a bit …surreal still. I mean, I’ve wanted to be a Harlequin author for as long as I can remember. I remember sneaking peeks at my grandmother and mother’s stash.
My Nanny tend to read more “bodice rippers” as the old term goes. Historical romances by Woodiwiss, Lindsay and Mason.
My Mom read Harlequins. Presents and most of those were about Sheikhs. She liked the Sheikh books. She still does.
She now loves medicals. Nope, she’s not biased! Not at all. LOL 😉
Still, it’s been one heck of a journey and I’m so glad to be here. Some things I learned through this process, don’t give up. If it’s your dream, keep trying! Learn to listen. Learn to accept advice from your editor. When they give you specific revisions, take them to heart and pick your battles! Write what you love. It shows in your writing when you try to force it. Read your work out loud and backwards. Hey, it works!
Above all read. Read lots. Writing is all about growing and learning.
Now, I’ll head back into my cave. Book three will not write itself, no matter how many times I tell it to. 😉