The Perils of Publishing

Have you noticed all the articles I have on my website for authors? Some of them deal with craft, some tell how I struggle with the writer’s life. Then there are the whines. Yes, I’ve been cranking out books since the nineties and it takes a toll. If you are an aspiring author or even if you have some books out there, you might want to take a look at some of the topics I’ve hit on through the years.
I wrote the articles for my local chapter of Romance Writers of America. I admit freely that I learned most of what I know about writing either at that chapter and its meetings or at national conferences. Other authors have been very generous sharing their time and talents with newbies. I try to do the same. So the Perils articles were born.
I have more in my computer that haven’t been uploaded yet. I’d say there are a hundred of them in all. Maybe someday I’ll get them organized into book form. For now, you can read for free. I’m also going to share some insights locally at the Helen Hall library in League City on Thursday, March 12, at 10:15 for anyone who wants to come. If you live in the area, I’d love to see some friendly faces. I’ll be signing my latest release, Texas Reckless, too. Maybe some of my Real Vampires: A Highland Christmas books.
One of my Perils was titled The Book Signing Fantasy. If you are dreaming of one for yourself, I hope your first is an amazing success. Most authors end up directing people to the nearest restroom and trying not to look desperate as they rearrange their bookmarks and stacks of books. Not fun. Sigh.
Oh, don’t let me discourage you. The best thing to ever happen to me was to submit my first novel. It took courage. I suffered through rejection and wrote several more before finally selling You’re the One, a romantic suspense, in 1998. It’s been a long journey since then but I’m lucky that there have been more ups than downs. I hope you can say the same. Let me know if you are writing. What do you write. And… how is it going?

2 Responses to “The Perils of Publishing”

  1. Wish I could make the library talk, but you know I work on Thursday. Any of your Perils topics will be valuable for anyone writing or interested in starting.

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