Today is my first day blogging here at The Many Shades of Life and Love. I have that jittery, nervous feeling. You know the one I’m talking about. Like it is the first day of school all over again. I’ve been having that feeling a lot lately. I’m also new to the publishing industry. I’ve been a reader for so long and always dreamed of writing, but it seemed out of reach.
Last year I found the ebook world and a lot of things opened up for me. I joined a few yahoo loops, met some fun people and found the world of reviewing. By starting to review I met more and more authors and decided to take that next step and actually write a story. I wrote The End a few months ago and was really excited. I went to the Lori Foster Event and pitched the story. So it is my year for firsts. Unfortunately, the story was rejected, but I received some great advice and I’m in the process of cleaning it up now.
The funny thing about all this is I decided to stretch my writing and do a short sweet story for an anthology. Two days before I received my rejection I received an acceptance for my story. Talk about a whirlwind of experiences.
I feel I am very lucky in the friends that I have made and the way my writing career has started. My first editor is teaching me so much and I am very grateful for all of her help.
Now for a little about me, I’m married and the mother of a 4 year old boy who keeps me on my toes. At one time I wanted to be the youngest romance author ever published (well, that one didn’t happen!). I used to hate to read. One day my aunt brought over a box of books. There were some duplicates in there so my sister and I would sit in our room, she would read out loud while I followed along. I was hooked. As my brother said, “You’ve read so many of these books you’d better be able to write one!” lol
I hope to take you through my journey as a new author. Maybe next week I’ll talk about my first edits. J
It is an honor to be on this blog with C.R. Moss, Lynn Crain, AJ Llewellyn, Erin Sinclair, AP Miller and Stephani Hecht. Thank you for letting me into your world!