It’s Here! It’s Here!! My debut release, Going All The Way, is finally here! As I was thinking about this release, a thought occurred to me. Instead of talk about the book, I’d like to share my journey to this place, this wonderful, scary moment in time.
Ever since I knew about books, I loved the read and I told stories. Even before I could read, I was often in my own world telling stories with my model horses or other such toys. Stories, characters, books were always a big part of my life and I always wanted to write. Instead, I focused on supporting myself. Going to college and getting a “real” job. Now, that was absolutely necessary because it’s damn hard to make a living with writing. So I don’t regret it. But I do long for the days when I can retire and write full time. Maybe when I’m 80.
Anyway, once I settled into real life, I met some wonderful author ladies including Julia Quinn, Leslie O’Grady, Nancy Block and Sharon Schultze, who brought me to RWA and the Connecticut Chapter. A whole new world opened up and I began writing in earnest. I listened to their advice; I took classes; I learned; and I wrote.
It took me fifteen years before I got published. And here are my lessons.
So, on my debut release, I want to say to all of you, thank you for your support over the years and swing for the fences!