I love the New Year. It allows us a chance to slow down for one day or so and reflect back on what has been, but at the same time, we are not allowed too long to live in the past and must quickly move forward. This year I have been thinking about this crazy ride called writing.
Most days, it is just something I do. I love words and stories, and don’t even get me started on the smell of old books! I always loved books, but I had a love hate relationship with reading, because I was not a fast reader, and in school it is all about quantity in your reading not quality. I just could never keep up with the teacher requirements for pages read. I was a slow reader. I have learned that I savor the words on the page. Once I found books, I loved on summer vacation I loved reading again, until school started back up.
As an adult with a career, college, children, and oh, dishes I never had time until out of the need to be in an adult world for even just five minutes I grabbed a friend’s historical romance novel, and that was it. I have never been without a book since then. And, as most things escalate, I read a book from a romance author I loved, but I wasn’t happy with the ending and decided to see if I could do that better.
In the spirit of honesty one of the things I love the most about writing novels is the control I have over the world I create. In a world where some days, we are lucky if we can control even one aspect of what is going on around us, I can sit down at my desk, turn on some music, open my work in progress and lead my characters to their happily ever after.
Like my favorite authors; Julia Quinn, Hannah Howell, Karen Hawkins, to name a very few the other thing I love about writing is to bring joy to other people through my stories. To show them that Love is possible, and that we all have trouble, but there is a win at the end.
I would love to hear about what you are passionate about. How does it make you feel when you are able to just get immersed in it?
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