Ah yes, a mere thirteen years after joining a romance writing group, I’m pleased to say that I’ve written one. My contemporary romance Finding Hayden is finally released into the universe.
Of course, this isn’t my first romance. I wrote at least three, that were not exactly ready for public consumption. My first romance consisted of a lot of narrative. Oh yes it did! Did I have scenes and sequels? Not really. Did I understand hooks, pacing, telling versus showing? Ah, that would be a no. But I did have a lot of fun. That’s for sure. And I did have a Harlequin bite on the first manuscript. And if that novel had been accepted it would have been, as they say ‘premature publication.’ I had a lot to learn. And still do. I guess that’s why I keep my ‘toes in the writing waters’. Writing fiction is a challenge and hopefully, it keeps the neurons connected.
During this writing journey I sent my work into contests, pitched my writing at conferences and along the way met fabulous authors who have supported me on my quest. We laughed, we cried and indulged in champagne and wine. As the kids say ‘it’s all good’.
Hope that you will take a chance and dive into Finding Hayden. I’d love to hear your impressions. Feel free to make a comment here. Or in the best of all possible worlds, post a review on Amazon.ca or Amazon.com or Goodreads.
Hang in there my writerly friends.
Here’s a toast to not giving up!