I am a virgin. Yep you heard correct, a virgin...a blog virgin that is.
Write a blog I’m told, let people know what you are doing. Tell them what you are writing, or what you think about writing. Better still what made you start writing in the first place.
Are you really interested in the mundane meanderings of my mind? I can make it super quick, methodically boring, that way you don’t have to hang around too long. Not that I want you to go, I’m your typical introvert, and not the best at making friends or conversations, although we do have something in common, the love of reading and writing.
If I could be like someone at the moment I’d be like Brit. She’s the leading lady in my fifth novel, in the All Roads lead to Love series, it’s not written yet, but that doesn’t matter her time will come, for now she is one of the many voices inside my head just itching to come out and have her time to shine.
Out of all my gals to hook up with one of the tough n’ hunky Brennan boys she’s the cheekiest of all. Talk the hind leg off a donkey if she’s given half a chance. Not an ounce of shyness in her...Hang one, I am getting side tracked here, I am meant to be telling you more about what and why I write.
I am a diehard fan of two genres, fantasy and romantic suspense and one day intend to write the perfect combination. It’s there in my mind, but as for all things in life, it has to wait its turn. There’s a backlog of romantic suspense novels that need to be written first.
The best lesson I learnt was to focus on one project at a time, so I opened my bottom draw and dusted off a romantic suspense manuscript I had finished and was too shy to let anyone read. The first thing I did was bite the bullet and be brave by giving it to a writer friend who I admired, and was absolutely astounded when I received great feedback and critique.
Needing to understand more about the craft of writing, I attended workshops and conferences applying my new found knowledge in an extensive rewrite, and sent my baby out to beta readers. My first novel in the series, A Wild Ride to Love, became a reality.
Writing those two words 'The End' on the final edit felt euphoric. What I liked most about the editing and rewriting process was getting the balance right, equal parts romance and suspense and to have the story leaving the reader satisfied and content, if not a little wide eyed and breathless from the fast-paced action.