As a writer I work better with paper and pen. So, needless to say I am thrilled at having set up my own blog account without the aid from those more techno savvy (teen sons and husband). I must admit, the brilliant minds behind WordPress have made it easy to maneuver through this site. To them, I tip my hat.
So what is this blog going to be used for? Well, I’m still not completely sure yet. I hope for it to be many things, but I know that I want to use it as a forum to communicate with those interested in my writing and as a way to try to open up to the public about myself a little more. By nature I am not a social butterfly, so speaking about myself does not come naturally. This can be a problem when you want to connect more with your readers. Also, I want this to be a place where my readers can tell me about themselves.
So let’s get started…
On December 14, 2010, my first novel was released. Torn Hearts is a contemporary romance with all the elements needed for a heart-warming love story. As someone who has always enjoyed reading and writing, I thought it was the right time in my life to try to get published. A bucket list item so to speak. Now that I have accomplished the dream, the desire to continue on press at me. It is kind of like shaking a bottle of soda and trying to open it without making a mess. I’ve slightly twisted the cap to release some pressure and control the contents, but now that the first work is published the ideas for more stories are trying to spew out. It is an invigorating feeling.
Which brings me to my current status. While promoting Torn Hearts I am doing what I imagine other authors do…writing. I’m trying to push myself to a new level, taking that next step on the proverbial ladder. The goal to make each new work better than the last, but I’ll leave the final say up to those who are reading my books.
Now, I am off to to a scrapbooking retreat where I will preserve a year’s worth of memories in a single weekend, all without wearing a cape. I did say retreat, right? Honestly though, I look forward to this weekend each and every year. It is a terrific time spent with wonderful women.
Until next time, I’ll leave you with these words…
Enjoy the journey, just make sure the trail you leave is one you want others to know is yours.