Why did you decide to write a book? Have you always had the creative spark burning inside you?
I've lived most of my life convinced I didn't have a creative bone in my body. Maybe I still don't. But then, you don't get your ideas from bone. At least not often. I hope.
I've read romances on and off for a long time. But after I spent a couple of years drowning in romance novels, I found it harder and harder to find something I liked. My favorite authors can write only so fast, and the second string I was left with, I didn't like.
What to do? I can write better than that, I told myself smugly. (Rule number one for new authors--lose the adverbs).
So I tried. And, lo and behold, I had ideas. Whether or not they were good ideas was beside the point. I wrote something.
And I wrote. Sometimes I was on a roll, and sometimes the Flood of Creativity was dammed by the Beaver of Writers' Block.
But I kept at it. Why? Stupidity, maybe. I have one novella, Lady of the Stars, under contract. I have two full length novels I'm rewriting, and a half-finished Halloween story. I have something.
Now if I can just keep the momentum going. At this time, my writing career and my website are in the same condition--Under Construction.
Thank you all,