If my doctor told me I had only six minutes to live, I wouldn't brood. I'd type a little faster. -Isaac Asimov
Hi Everyone! Today I am simply introducing myself and the above quote is me in a nutshell:) But, since I should probably elaborate...
Last night my two and a half year old son made me a bookshelf. Aside from the heavy lifting, (which my husband offered his muscles for) he did everything himself-hammered in the nails, screwed in the screws, secured the shelves. When he asked me why I needed it, I told him it was because I am addicted to reference books and I no longer had enough space to actually write.
I love reference books. Do I use everything in each one? No, but I've learned some great things from each and every one. (More of this to come in future blog posts) However, I realized the books I use the most, the ones with the most dog eared pages and post-it note flags coming from inside were the ones that were written for inspiration. The ones that tell of the quirky, unique habits of other writers. The ones that reaffirm how joyful and dreadful this writing world can be at times. The ones that always make me feel like I belong and I truly am a writer.
And that's exactly how writing for Harlequin Heartwarming feels. In the few weeks since signing my contract, I've been fortunate enough to become involved with this blogpost with a warm welcome, I've already spoken to my editor-Victoria Curran, who has provided me with some great insight into my manuscript, and I've been invited to an author's training webinar. Already I feel like I belong.
This is my first time blogging, so I promise to try to keep them relevant and interesting (going forward, I mean lol:)). I will always start with a quote because I love quotes about writing and no one else in my life cares about writing quotes, so I'm going to share them with my writing family lol. The topics I'd like to talk about are-using reference books successfully, the psychology behind developing three dimensional characters, and overcoming roadblocks to creation.
Thanks again to the amazing ladies already posting on this blog for including me!