I Quit My Day Job to Become a Writer

IMG_3944I have decided to quit my job to focus on building my career as a writer.  That sentence comes with one part “WOO-HOO,” two parts “WHO DO I THINK I AM?” with a hearty dash of “WHAT AM I THINKING?!”

This decision has been very difficult and is not one I take lightly. I don’t know how long this jaunt will last or if anything will come of it. I don’t know if I will regret my choice or wish I had done it years ago. All I know is that I’m tired of dipping a toe into “my writing thing.’’ The time has come to give it a go for real.

I imagine that my friends and family might have some questions about this new direction of my life. So here are some FAQs, many of which I have asked myself. Continue reading

The Soaring Culmination of My Forbidden Romance (Convention)

IMG_3778 (1)I’m back from the Romantic Times Booklovers Convention (a.k.a. RT) and it was more fun than getting kidnapped by a chisel-jawed pirate. The experience was as ridiculous as I had hoped (in the best way) and I learned so much about writing, publishing, and how to be an author.

I won’t drone on about everything I learned at the amazing writer boot camp (Tropes! GMC! Laban movement!) but I will share some general reflections and fun facts on the convention itself. My journal is littered with bullet point style notes I took in the workshops, so I have written this post in bullet point style to match. Continue reading

Into the Heaving Bosom of the Romantic Times Booklovers Convention

fabio1Pick up your skirts, tighten that corset, and get ready to throw off the shackles of propriety because I am about to spend six days at the Romantic Times Booklovers Convention in Atlanta, GA. This event attracts 3,500 fans, 600 authors, and offers over 200 workshops with titles like, “Happily Ever After Bad Boy,” “Fighting and Frenching” and “Shifters Between the Sheets.”

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