Did the title of this post grab you?
Are you looking for an easy way to reach fame and fortune?
If so, writing may not be for you.
Writing is hard work, and in some cases, for little pay. If I could just sit and write and have someone else do all the marketing and promo, life would be a lot easier. But I’ve never been one to take the easy road. 🙂 I’ve learned how to set up a blog and a website and am involved in several social media sites, things I knew nothing about before being published in October, 2011. Needles to say, I’ve learned a lot in the past 2 1/2 years. LOL
Since beginning to send my stories out there for others to enjoy, I’ve received many, many compliments and reviews on my writing. More than enough to keep me going, and I thank you for that. My Thunder Creek Ranch series is still ongoing because of you. I have Lynne and Abby Kerrigan’s story to write, and possibly one for Jack, Michael’s brother. I’m hoping to end the series this year with A Manning Christmas. What do you think? Would these stories interest you?
My Hudson Ranch series will end later this month with the release of Nathan. Again, it’s been a popular series. Seems we all like our cowboys. 🙂
I have enjoyed being able to connect with fans through blogging and social media, although I admit that it’s been much too long since my last post. But it is tax season here and I do income taxes for others, so there isn’t a lot of free time to indulge my main hobby and passion…writing. But the April 30th deadline is approaching and I will be able to concentrate on writing again, except for a brief period in May when I have another cataract surgery, this time on my left eye.
I don’t type very fast. Sometimes, my mind works much faster than my fingers, putting the ideas together so the words are flowing so fast it’s hard to keep up. I’ve never suffered from writer’s block as I usually have more than one story on the go at any given time. For instance, right now I’m working on Nathan Hudson’s and Lynne Kerrigan’s stories as well as a suspense for a Love Inspired Suspense contest with Harlequin.
If only I could type faster! A friend of mine has ordered Dragon. Have any of you used it? Somehow, it feels like cheating to dictate a story, but if it works for her, I may just give it a try. Any thoughts or experiences on using the software would be welcome. 🙂
Writing involves continual learning. If you can’t take criticism, don’t try it. LOL Good thing I have broad shoulders. The editors I have worked with all have their own way of doing things and we have to adapt to their methods and accept their instruction and criticism for what it is…a way to make your story stronger.
I love writing! It keeps me sane. And if it helps pay a bill or two along the way…bonus. If you haven’t checked out my website, please do so. And if you’re on Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+, or Twitter, please friend/follow me.
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Thank you for listening to my ramble today. Happy writing. 🙂