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Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Jambrea's Introduction

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!


Ava James ~Romance Writer said...

Congrats on the upcoming release. I had that same dream about becoming the youngest romance author pubbed! It must be common. =P
Shawna a.k.a Ava James

Tess said...

Whirlwind is right! Congrats on the contract and chalk the rejection up to experience. Great blog!

AJ Llewellyn said...

Aloha Jambrea,
How wonderful to have you here. Thanks so much for joining The Many Shades of Life and Love. I wanna say I am glad you have a book coming out in december, but I miss seeing your cute little boy's face on your MySpace default picture :) Looking forward to seeing you hear each week!

Jambrea said...

Ava...Thanks and I think you might be right! lol

Tess...Thank you. I do chalk it up as experience and with Faith's help in editing my sweet I'm going to make my first story even better! I've learned a lot over at Avoid Writers Hell. :)

AJ...Thank you SO much for the invite here! Don't worry, I'm sure his picture will be back up soon. :) He is a cutie, isn't he? lol I'm not bias AT all! heehee

C.R. Moss said...

welcome to our 'humble home!' glad to have you here. congrats on the short story you have coming out in the anthology.

Jambrea said...

Thanks C.R. I'm very happy to be here. :)

Jess Dee said...

Welcome to your new blog, JJJ.
Dang lady, I can't keep up with all of them.


Jambrea said...

Hi Jess! Thanks for stopping by! :) Lets just hope I can keep up! lol

Savannah Chase said...

congrats, you know i think you are such a great author, you are going to be big and you know it...

Jambrea said...

Awww...thanks Savannah! Right back at ya!

Lynn Crain said...

Thanks for the compliment, Jambrea!

I'm sure you'll fit right in...LOL!

Congrats on your upcoming book. Don't you just love the ebook world? It's fascinating and changes daily. I am so glad to have you here.


Jambrea said...

Thanks Lynn.

I do love the ebook world. Everyone is so welcoming and I've met some really great people! :)

Stephani Hecht said...

Welcome to our group and congrats on the contract.

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