I never knew I wanted to be a writer. As a matter of fact, I disliked writing like a kid who dislikes veggies! I wrote my first book because I wanted to share a story with my husband and three years later, I thought to myself, hey, why not publish? After that experience, I decided I had a lot of fun and wanted to keep writing.
Enter the anxiety…lol!
Now, I have goals and expectations. Now, I have a previous book to live up to. Can I really do this? Who am I to think that I could be a writer? Am I any good? These questions and so many more dance through my brain over and over, but as any good human being does, I push them aside. They poke at me almost daily and I swat them away and keep pushing forward anyway.
My second novel Call Her Janie has been released today and I am so excited to celebrate the book’s publication. I know now all the mistakes I made the first time around and I tried diligently to do better. If you know me, you know I have a hard time doing anything halfway. Halfway stresses me out. That is the one thing that writing has taught me. There is always more to learn, more mistakes to make, but most of all more work to do. You only know what you know until you know more and you have to roll with the punches.
I’ve been on a quest for knowledge to be the best writer I can be for five years now, and I feel like I’ve barely scratched the surface. I am proud of what I’ve learned and the work I’ve accomplished. I can’t wait to see where this journey takes me.
My words of wisdom – life is short. Take the trip, write the book, throw caution to the wind, and live each day as though it’s your last. Time is not guaranteed, and you can’t take it with you so spend it doing what you love.
If you like romantic suspense novels check out Call Her Janie.