Once upon a time, I was not a romance writer but a girl who would go about her daily business always thinking of people and different things they might say and do. I did that for about 25 years. And then one day, after reading a book I’d been given at a little comic book convention, I had the most amazing idea…write this stuff down! And then my next brilliant idea…learn how to write this stuff down. I enrolled with ed2go, an online courses system, in Lori Wilde’s “Romance Writing Secrets”. My favorite lesson? The Cute Meet.
What I love about the Cute Meet, or the life-changing event that brings the hero and heroine together in conflict (thank you Lori Wilde for that definition) is that it can be exactly as its name implies, a sweet sort of first meeting of two people who are destined to fall in love but it just…
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Just in case you didn’t hear me shouting it from the rooftops . . . I sold my first book! Lori Wilde’s Indulgence line at Entangled Publishing will publish SOUTHERN COMFORT sometime in the near future (and you know I’ll let you know when!)
Even after having days to process the amazing moment of getting the call (described in detail on my blog) I still crack a crazy grin whenever I think about it. But, I quickly realized that I now had some work to do.
And, don’t get me wrong – I love every minute of the “next step” tasks. But, they did make me sit down and seriously reorganize and plan to maximize every opportunity I worked, hoped, and dreamed about.
Obviously, I need to prepare to hunker down and complete my edits when they arrive. Turning in a quality book which will wow my readers is the number one priority….
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